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Old 05-30-2013, 12:36 AM   #1
BodieSkate
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Slackware 14 unable to connect with WICD


Hey all,

I just got Slackware up and running on my netbook after a few hiccups (Thanks Lilo!). Now I can't get WICD to connect, it just sits in 'scanning' mode and doesnt find my network. I've checked my card using iwconfig and it's up and running. But WICD isn't doing it's job. I've been googling the ***** out of this topic and nothing has helped me out.

Here is the output of my wicd.log:

Code:
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: wicd is version 1.7.2.4 768
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: setting backend to external
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: trying to load backend external
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: successfully loaded backend external
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: trying to load backend external
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: successfully loaded backend external
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: Automatically detected wireless interface wlan0
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: setting wireless interface wlan0
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: automatically detected wired interface eth0
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: setting wired interface eth0
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: setting wpa driver wext
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: setting use global dns to False
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: setting global dns
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: global dns servers are None None None
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: domain is None
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: search domain is None
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: setting automatically reconnect when connection drops True
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: Setting dhcp client to 0
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: Wireless configuration file found...
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: Wired configuration file found...
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: chmoding configuration files 0600...
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: chowning configuration files root:root...
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: Using wireless interface...wlan0
2013/05/30 01:23:08 :: Using wired interface...eth0
2013/05/30 01:23:14 :: Autoconnecting...
2013/05/30 01:23:16 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnect to wireless network
Here is my iwconfig:

Code:
lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any  
       Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=14 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:on
          
eth0      no wireless extensions.
As a side note I was having issues with it right off the bat. At first I had read that older versions of WICD were having issues with Python 2.6/7 so I deleted all the files and did a fresh install of an updated WICD. Then I had a pybabel issue so I resolved that. Then I was picking up the network but it kept refreshing itself in the WICD GUI every 2 seconds so I couldnt put a passphrase in. Also, I've kept my rc.d/rc.inte1.conf file in original shape (after having messed with that to no avail).

I hope that's enough info for now. Thanks for the help in advance and of course I'll be glad to cough up more info if it's needed (it probably will be).
 
Old 05-30-2013, 01:51 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ

Lets take the obviouis things out
Quote:
it just sits in 'scanning' mode and doesnt find my network
1.It doesn't see your network only or any network?
2. Does your router broadcast SSID
3. Did you try to use networkmanager
You can enable it by
Code:
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager
/etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager start
 
Old 05-30-2013, 02:30 AM   #3
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Network Manager does work! Sweet. I'm used to using WICD so I never pushed too hard with NM. Thanks!

Do you think it would be safe to totally purge all the WICD stuff from my system? (So spankin' new to all this, sorry if that question is ridiculous.)


Oh and P.S. WICD wasn't picking up ANY networks. I was researching further and different forums were stating that 1.7 had a bug and it was best to downgrade to an older package. I did try that...also to no benefit. Just puttin' that out there.

Last edited by BodieSkate; 05-30-2013 at 02:34 AM.
 
Old 05-30-2013, 03:39 AM   #4
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Network Manager does work! Sweet. I'm used to using WICD so I never pushed too hard with NM. Thanks!

Do you think it would be safe to totally purge all the WICD stuff from my system? (So spankin' new to all this, sorry if that question is ridiculous.)
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