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Old 04-17-2009, 02:16 PM   #1
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Wicd could not launch


Greetings,
i'm using slackware 12.1 and i have just download wicd from the slackbuild.

Installing is a breeze and i did not encounter any problems during installation.

after successful installation, i reboot my machine, then open up program menu, select internet and i click on the wicd.

Wicd then tries to load but after a while it just disappears without any GUI come up.

Is there anything wrong with my installation?

Thanks
 
Old 04-17-2009, 02:18 PM   #2
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try to start wicd in a terminal and look for error messages
 
Old 04-17-2009, 02:28 PM   #3
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Oh,
i know why. I need to open up terminal, log in as root and type wicd and exit.

Then at the GUI where i log in as a user there i can open up the wicd.

thanks
 
Old 04-18-2009, 07:57 AM   #4
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Check your /etc/rc.d directory and make sure rc.wicd is executable. If I remember correctly, the Slackbuild for wicd does create an rc.wicd that starts the daemon at boot time.
 
Old 04-18-2009, 08:54 AM   #5
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From the 12.1 wicd page at slackbuilds.org:

Quote:
wicd is a wired and wireless network manager for Linux.

Some features include:
- Ability to connect to wired and wireless networks
- Profiles for each wireless network and wired network
- Many encryption schemes, some of which include WEP/WPA/WPA2
- Compatible with wireless-tools

You will need to start the wicd service at boot by adding the following
to your /etc/rc.d/rc.local:
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd ]; then
/etc/rc.d/rc.wicd start
fi
 
Old 04-29-2009, 10:21 AM   #6
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hi,

my rc.wicd is shown to be executable. I try to add
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd ]; then
/etc/rc.d/rc.wicd start
fi


but not able to save. I'm writing these codes to these files as root.
 
Old 04-29-2009, 10:54 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vitalstrike82 View Post
hi,

my rc.wicd is shown to be executable. I try to add
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd ]; then
/etc/rc.d/rc.wicd start
fi


but not able to save. I'm writing these codes to these files as root.
I can't think of a reason why you would not be able to edit (and save) the files if you are doing it as a root user. Specifically, what file are you editing, with what tool, and what error message do you get when trying to save?

Brian
 
Old 04-30-2009, 11:49 AM   #8
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Ops sorry, i think i must be too tired to think when i post this message. I think i must be opening the file using my username instead of root.

SOrry my blunder. Thanks for the help...
 
  


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