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Re: wicd

On 2011-08-01, Mark Grieveson <dg135@torfree.net> wrote:
> Hello.  I recently obtained a used laptop, which I fixed up.  It is
> relatively good (IE, a Pentium IV) so I'm not too worried about it
> being able to power the applications I'm hoping to run.  Generally, I
> prefer using a less cluttered machine with minimal software.  So, I
> loaded the laptop with lxde. In doing so, I made sure to install the
> non-free firmware files from a usb stick.
> In trying to find wireless connections, I used wicd, following the
> steps at http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse#Wicd.  This, however, did
> not work.  It simply stated that no network connections had been
> found.  However, I then reinstalled gnome on the laptop, and the network
> software there did find various network connections (aka wifi).  So,
> I'm wondering if anyone knows how I can get the same functionality
> within lxde using wicd (or using something else).
> Mark

Did you specify the appropriate interface, e.g., wlan0, in the wicd
preferences? When I set up a laptop with wicd recently I found that that
field were not automatically populated and the relevent kernel module
was not loaded.

Liam O'Toole
Cork, Ireland

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