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Old 04-22-2012, 04:33 PM   #16
lilithd
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Do people even still use back up tapes? lol I've already rebooted the computer twice for unrelated reasons. Still nothing. I can offer no more ideas. God, I know so little about this computer, it's frustrating, and I don't know enough about how to tell you what you might need to know to dx it. I'll have the hubby look at it when he gets home from work. Maybe he has an idea or two.
 
Old 04-22-2012, 04:36 PM   #17
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Please post the output of lspci (if it is an internal device) or lsusb (if it is an USB device), also the output of lsmod, so that we can see which hardware actually is used in that device and which drivers are loaded.
 
Old 12-06-2012, 04:43 PM   #18
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Hope someone can help me relatively soon. I have been having a similar issue.

Last night everything was working perfectly fine. This morning when I booted up BT5, wicd could not locate any wireless networks. I have tried just about everything I can think of.

dmesg does not bring up any issue with my wifi card. I am using a Broadcom Corporation BCM4311

The output of ifconfig is (for wlan0):

Link encap: ethernet HWaddr 00:19:38:24:26:c9
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 METRIC:1
RX packets:0 erroors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 erroors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

The output of iwconfig is:

IEEE 802.11bg ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Frament thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff

I have run ifconfig wlan0 up multiple times. I have tried running 'dpkg-reconfigure wicd' and 'update-rc.d wicd defaults' to set it back to defaults.

I am wondering if maybe I have something blacklisted by mistake and it is interfering, yet I am not too familiar with /etc/modprobe.d

wicd-gtk displays no errors that I can see. Anybody have any other tips? It was fine last night....a simple shut down screwed this up..
 
Old 12-06-2012, 04:45 PM   #19
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excuse the frowning faces, that was a mistake.
 
Old 07-10-2013, 03:33 PM   #20
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wicd network manager can'f find my wifi network

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Here is the problem, my wicd network manager which works under my debian box can't find my wifi network SSID, which could find via command "iwlist wlan0 scanning". Have anyone met situation this before?
Hey Gus,

just to share you that I had the same issue as kenshinji. I was able to scan wifi with the comand-line #iwlist wlan0 scan
but impossible to see wireless network on wicd.


You juste have to put your interface name on the /etc/wicd/manager-settings.conf file
Code:
[Settings]
backend = external
wireless_interface = None << ------ here "wlan0"
wired_interface = eth0
wpa_driver = wext
always_show_wired_interface = False
use_global_dns = False
global_dns_1 = None
global_dns_2 = None
global_dns_3 = None
global_dns_dom = None
global_search_dom = None
auto_reconnect = True
debug_mode = False
wired_connect_mode = 1
signal_display_type = 0
should_verify_ap = 1
dhcp_client = 0
link_detect_tool = 0
flush_tool = 0
sudo_app = 0
prefer_wired = False
show_never_connect = True
and restart the service

root@s:/# service wicd restart

after that run wicd-gtk and the wifi should appears
 
Old 07-11-2013, 12:55 AM   #21
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This may not be related but I had been having trouble with wicd also. It find my Wifi network along with loads of others in the neighbourhood. What I couldn't do was connect to my network. Although I checked and rechecked my password (wpa-psk) with 24 alphanumerics and entered and re-entered it time after time, I would click on "Connect" and after going through the setting up phases there would be a long pause and the a very! fleeting message flashed up along the bottom panel "bad password". It was hard to spot because it only flashed up for a fraction of a second. My solution was to purge wicd and use NetworkManager. I have no idea what went wrong with wicd. I had used it for years with no problem. It's funny that other people are having problems of a different kind with it.
jdk
 
Old 07-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #22
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If you can ping the router you are connected with it, so the wireless is working as intended also.
 
Old 07-12-2013, 09:56 PM   #23
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I think there's been some step-missing going on in this thread. I want to build in what Tobi_SGD said about lspci and lsusb.

Depending on the wireless chipset, it could be that the wireless drivers have not been installed. If they have not, neither wicd nor any other network manager will be able to use it.

The first step in this sort of issue is to determine whether your chipset has been detected and has been properly set up.

ck1, you note that you have a Broadcom chip. This post may help:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ux-4175434970/

The post also describes the tools to use to detect what kind of wireless chipset you have.

Last edited by frankbell; 07-12-2013 at 10:02 PM.
 
  


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