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Old 01-20-2009, 12:32 PM   #1
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Slackware 12.2 & wicd problem


Hello, forumfolk.
At college, I have wired internet with no option of wireless. Now that I'm home for the break, however, wireless is the only thing I have goin' for me, and I can't seem to get it going.
After a bit of googling I read a bit about wicd, so I grabbed it from /extra, installed the package, ensured via chmod that rc.wicd was executable...and now I'm stuck.

Here's how it went:

Code:
root@darkstar:/etc/rc.d# chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd
root@darkstar:/etc/rc.d# wicd
root@darkstar:/etc/rc.d# /var/run/wicd/wicd.pid
What does that mean? How do I use wicd to tap into the wireless?

Thanks so much, sorry if I'm missing the obvious. Generally I can google out an answer but I'm really stumped this time.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 12:34 PM   #2
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start wicd-client
 
Old 01-20-2009, 12:46 PM   #3
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Hey, cool, a step in the right direction..thanks.
But that comes up with:

Code:
root@darkstar:/etc/rc.d# wicd-client                                         
No protocol specified                                                        
/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py:72: GtkWarning: could not open display                                                                 
  warnings.warn(str(e), _gtk.Warning)                                           
Loading...                                                                      
Attempting to connect tray to daemon...                                         
Success.                                                                        
/usr/lib/wicd/wicd-client.py:333: Warning: invalid (NULL) pointer instance      
  self.menu = (self.manager.get_widget('/Menubar/Menu/About').                  
/usr/lib/wicd/wicd-client.py:333: Warning: g_signal_connect_data: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed                                           
  self.menu = (self.manager.get_widget('/Menubar/Menu/About').                  
/usr/lib/wicd/wicd-client.py:333: GtkWarning: gtk_settings_get_for_screen: assertion `GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)' failed                                            
  self.menu = (self.manager.get_widget('/Menubar/Menu/About').                  
/usr/lib/wicd/wicd-client.py:333: Warning: g_object_get: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed                                                                
  self.menu = (self.manager.get_widget('/Menubar/Menu/About').                  
/usr/lib/wicd/wicd-client.py:333: Warning: value "TRUE" of type `gboolean' is invalid or out of range for property `visible' of type `gboolean'                 
  self.menu = (self.manager.get_widget('/Menubar/Menu/About').                  
/usr/lib/wicd/wicd-client.py:445: Warning: invalid (NULL) pointer instance      
  gtk.StatusIcon.__init__(self)                                                 
/usr/lib/wicd/wicd-client.py:445: Warning: g_signal_connect_data: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed                                           
  gtk.StatusIcon.__init__(self)                                                 
/usr/lib/wicd/wicd-client.py:445: GtkWarning: Screen for GtkWindow not set; you must always set                                                                 
a screen for a GtkWindow before using the window                                
  gtk.StatusIcon.__init__(self)                                                 
/usr/lib/wicd/wicd-client.py:445: GtkWarning: gdk_screen_get_default_colormap: assertion `GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)' failed                                        
  gtk.StatusIcon.__init__(self)                                                 
/usr/lib/wicd/wicd-client.py:445: GtkWarning: gdk_colormap_get_visual: assertion `GDK_IS_COLORMAP (colormap)' failed                                            
  gtk.StatusIcon.__init__(self)                                                 
/usr/lib/wicd/wicd-client.py:445: GtkWarning: gdk_screen_get_root_window: assertion `GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)' failed
  gtk.StatusIcon.__init__(self)
/usr/lib/wicd/wicd-client.py:445: GtkWarning: gdk_window_new: assertion `GDK_IS_WINDOW (parent)' failed
  gtk.StatusIcon.__init__(self)
/usr/lib/wicd/wicd-client.py:445: GtkWarning: gdk_screen_get_display: assertion`GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)' failed
  gtk.StatusIcon.__init__(self)
/usr/lib/wicd/wicd-client.py:445: GtkWarning: gdk_display_sync: assertion `GDK_IS_DISPLAY (display)' failed
  gtk.StatusIcon.__init__(self)
/usr/lib/wicd/wicd-client.py:445: GtkWarning: gdk_drawable_get_display: assertion `GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed
  gtk.StatusIcon.__init__(self)
/usr/lib/wicd/wicd-client.py:445: GtkWarning: gdk_x11_get_xatom_by_name_for_display: assertion `GDK_IS_DISPLAY (display)' failed
  gtk.StatusIcon.__init__(self)
/usr/lib/wicd/wicd-client.py:445: GtkWarning: gdkdrawable-x11.c:878 drawable isnot a pixmap or window
  gtk.StatusIcon.__init__(self)
/usr/lib/wicd/wicd-client.py:445: GtkWarning: gdk_x11_display_get_xdisplay: assertion `GDK_IS_DISPLAY (display)' failed
  gtk.StatusIcon.__init__(self)
Segmentation fault
...so...a problem with gtk then? Or..?

EDIT: The first bit sounded sarcastic, and I swear I didn't intend for it to! I do appreciate the help.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 12:50 PM   #4
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try to start it as user.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 12:51 PM   #5
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In order to get wicd to start from the command line run.
Code:
root# /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd start
root# wicd-client &
Alternatively, if wicd is already running then run.
Code:
root# /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd restart
root# wicd-client &

Last edited by larryhaja; 01-20-2009 at 01:43 PM.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 01:38 PM   #6
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Aha!
Thank you both SO much, I apologize verily for being daft.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 01:45 PM   #7
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rc.wicd should be ran as root or with root privileges. wicd-client should be ran as a normal user.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 03:31 PM   #8
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You should also see Wicd as a menu item under "Internet" (if you run KDE)
 
  


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