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chrisportela 02-06-2010 12:19 PM

How can I install/use WICD on Slackware 13?
 
I have no idea where to start with WICD. I know it's on the Slackware 13 CD and where it is on the cd but from there I'm really just lost as what to do with the files there and such.
I'm so used to Windows and programming on Windows in C# .NET and tweaking/hacking there that I have no idea where to really start with Linux so if you have any special tips or places to go to read up on stuff so I can maybe figure out more about Linux and this I'd like that a lot.

zordrak 02-06-2010 01:28 PM

Bottom line is you need to read the documentation.

1. Install the package (installpkg /path/to/wicd-foo-arch-1.txz)
2. Make the start script executable (chmod a+x /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd)
3. Start the start script (/etc/rc.d/rc.wicd start)
4. Run the client program (wicd).

chrisportela 02-06-2010 04:35 PM

Oh thanks now I can have the internet so I can READ the docs on Slackware... good stuff.

zordrak 02-06-2010 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisportela (Post 3855142)
Oh thanks now I can have the internet so I can READ the docs on Slackware... good stuff.

Yeah.. lucky LinuxQuestions is based in McDonalds and not on the Internet or you'd have been really stuck(!)

onebuck 02-06-2010 08:25 PM

Hi,

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisportela (Post 3854959)
I have no idea where to start with WICD. I know it's on the Slackware 13 CD and where it is on the cd but from there I'm really just lost as what to do with the files there and such.
I'm so used to Windows and programming on Windows in C# .NET and tweaking/hacking there that I have no idea where to really start with Linux so if you have any special tips or places to go to read up on stuff so I can maybe figure out more about Linux and this I'd like that a lot.

Welcome to LQ & Slackware!

I do suggest that you update 'wicd-1.6.2.2' to 'wicd-1.7.0' package from '-current'. You can look at this 'mirror' for 'Slackware -current' or 'slackware64 -current' since you didn't state which version in use.

Look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' to aid in forming future queries.

Just a few links to aid you;

SlackwareŽ Essentials
SlackwareŽ Basics
Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking
Virtualiation- Top 10

:hattip:
The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!

chrisportela 02-06-2010 10:55 PM

Thanks guys you're life savers :hattip:

chrisportela 02-07-2010 07:42 AM

Success guys! I'm typing this from my slackware install over the wireless network! THANKS SO MUCH!


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