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Old 08-29-2012, 09:58 AM   #1
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wicd network manager issues.


Hello again. So I want to connect to different wifi networks and haven't really figured out how/if I can have profiles in inet1.conf. Thought I would give wicd a try. The little app starts up great, nice little window, but precious little else.

I ask it to find my essid via 'find hidden network' and nothing seems to happen. I make changes to preferences such as wired interface = eth0, wireless ineterface = wlan0, dns, etc. Click 'apply' and next time I check the settings are not saved, just blank.

I know the interfaces are not meant to be configured via inet1.conf so commented them out.

What am I missing or doing wrong?

Thanks in advance, BashTin.

Oh, PS, when I start it up from the command line I get
Code:
$wicd-client-kde
Could not open  "active" 
QMetaObject::invokeMethod: No such method KUniqueApplication::loadCommandLineOptionsForNewInstance()
Any connection??
 
Old 08-29-2012, 10:12 AM   #2
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Have you run the rc.wicd startup script in /etc/rc.d?

As root:

Code:
sh /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd start
If you like wicd, you should probably then do:

Code:
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd
so that it will be started at boot time.
 
Old 08-29-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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yep, tried that. I get '/etc/rc.d/rc.wicd: No such file or directory'

Mine is located at /usr/bin/wicd-client-kde

BashTin.
 
Old 08-29-2012, 10:38 AM   #4
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Quote:
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yep, tried that. I get '/etc/rc.d/rc.wicd: No such file or directory'

Mine is located at /usr/bin/wicd-client-kde

BashTin.
That is a client. There is a daemon that needs to run. The fact that /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd doesn't exist leads me to believe the package isn't installed correctly. Did you install the wicd package from extra/?

Last edited by xflow7; 08-29-2012 at 10:41 AM.
 
Old 08-29-2012, 02:17 PM   #5
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Did you install wicd-client-kde from SlackBuilds? Uninstall that and install wicd from /extra... I had the same problem initially
 
Old 08-29-2012, 03:46 PM   #6
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Is your user account a member of the "netdev" group?
 
Old 08-29-2012, 05:54 PM   #7
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Test:

Code:
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager

/etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager start
And config KDE NetWorkmanager!

Peace
 
Old 08-29-2012, 06:36 PM   #8
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Thanks guys. Uninstalled it and installed the one from the /extra dir. Added myself to netdev, rebooted and all is fine. Looks a good little app. Will give it a more thorough road test. Have a few other issues which I will start another thread on.

Thanks, BashTin.
 
  


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