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Old 09-07-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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Having issues installing wicd 1.6.2.1 on slackware 13


For starters, just wanted to let you know that i am just getting my feet wet in linux. I currently have it installed on an Asus m50sa laptop, which is what i am using right now.

First thing i tried to do was go on the internet, had to edit the config file but i got my wired connection to work. I couldn't help but notice that knetworkconf doesnt really work right. i get a "could not parse xml file" error and no network devices show up. after doing some digging here on these forums, i saw some people reccommend wicd so i figured id give it a try. I grabbed it from /extra and tried to install it.

well im a newbie, and this is as far as I got:

I moved the txz file (which i assume is a tar file) to usr/local and did a tar xf on it and it extracted a bunch of stuff to my usr/local directory. then i went to the install directory it extracted and did an sh doinst.sh. thats when i got a couple of errors (I think):

mv: cannot stat `etc/dbus-1/system.d/wicd.conf.new': No such file or directory
mv: cannot stat `etc/rc.d/rc.wicd.new': No such file or directory
mv: cannot stat `etc/wicd/manager-settings.conf.new': No such file or directory

when i navigate to those locations, those files are there. like i said, im a newbie and confused; i just want to use this OS more to get used to it but i need my wireless to be easily configured for college tomorrow. Ive already spent about 4 hours trying to figure this out. anyone willing to help me out?
 
Old 09-07-2009, 10:27 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by T3h_Ph0x View Post
For starters, just wanted to let you know that i am just getting my feet wet in linux. I currently have it installed on an Asus m50sa laptop, which is what i am using right now.

First thing i tried to do was go on the internet, had to edit the config file but i got my wired connection to work. I couldn't help but notice that knetworkconf doesnt really work right. i get a "could not parse xml file" error and no network devices show up. after doing some digging here on these forums, i saw some people reccommend wicd so i figured id give it a try. I grabbed it from /extra and tried to install it.

well im a newbie, and this is as far as I got:

I moved the txz file (which i assume is a tar file) to usr/local and did a tar xf on it and it extracted a bunch of stuff to my usr/local directory. then i went to the install directory it extracted and did an sh doinst.sh. thats when i got a couple of errors (I think):

mv: cannot stat `etc/dbus-1/system.d/wicd.conf.new': No such file or directory
mv: cannot stat `etc/rc.d/rc.wicd.new': No such file or directory
mv: cannot stat `etc/wicd/manager-settings.conf.new': No such file or directory

when i navigate to those locations, those files are there. like i said, im a newbie and confused; i just want to use this OS more to get used to it but i need my wireless to be easily configured for college tomorrow. Ive already spent about 4 hours trying to figure this out. anyone willing to help me out?
Don't extract txz file, just type the following command to install it:
sudo installpkg /path/to/txz_file

If you still have Internet access, you can install it with:
sudo slackpkg install wicd

(Remember uncomment a mirror in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors)

Last edited by quanta; 09-08-2009 at 10:15 AM.
 
Old 09-08-2009, 09:52 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply. while i was waiting for a response last night, i decided to goto sleep. while sleeping, i thought of installpkg, woke up immediately and did it. worked awseomely. I thought that i had tried that before but figured id try again.

and thanks for letting me know about slackpkg install. i didnt know about that, and I will probably be using that in the future.

Last edited by T3h_Ph0x; 09-08-2009 at 09:55 AM.
 
Old 09-08-2009, 10:26 AM   #4
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