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Old 06-29-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
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Having a hell of a time with wicd -backtrack 5

just installed backtrack 5, and I am having a hard time getting getting wicd to work, even with the steps provided by backtrack wiki.

Here are some steps I have tried (Most of which where recommended at backtrack's site, others from LQ):
Before opening wicd type
$dpkg-reconfigure wicd
$update-rcd wicd defaults
Unknown command: 'update' (I have also tried update -rcd, and get same error.)

I used $ /sbin/route to get IP and gateway for this next part:
$ ifconfig eth0 {ip}
$ route add default gw {ip}.1
$ echo nameserver {gw} > /ect/resolve./conf
Command line echo's above
After which I do $enable network -$ifconfig eth0 up it issues nothing and brings me back to $, Then when I click on wicd, the error 'could not start d-bus' pops up.

Am I doing something wrong in these steps, or am I missing something?

using Backtrack 5 - 10.04 Ubuntu/gnome/x32
                description: Wireless interface
                product: PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] Network Connection
                vendor: Intel Corporation
                physical id: 5
                bus info: pci@0000:06:05.0
                logical name: eth1
                version: 05
                serial: 00:13:ce:c9:06:c1
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ipw2200 driverversion=1.2.2kmprq firmware=ABG: (Dec 12 2007) ip= latency=32 link=no maxlatency=24 mingnt=3 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abg
                resources: irq:18 memory:b0206000-b0206fff
I will be glad to provide any info I may have left out, and hope someone has a solution, Can't even use google from Backtrack to look up how to do stuff!!!
Suggestions,Ideas, and helping comments in general are much appreciated.
Old 06-29-2011, 05:27 PM   #2
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$update-rcd wicd defaults is where I think my error is it should read as update-rc.d I will try this, and if it is the problem, I apologize for jumping the gun.


Well after fixing that small mistake, It retured:

I'm paraphrasing but I assume that it is doing it's function now that I typed it right. But I do that, and the 'Before starting WICD steps' and am still getting nothing.

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