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Old 06-04-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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I cannot connect to wicd

When i try to open wicd it says:
could not connect to wicd's D-bus interface check the wicd log for error messages.
I checked the error messages in /var/log/wicd and it has a listed a python program thats giving me the error. The file is /usr/share/wicd/daemon/
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Not sure what distro you are running (maybe Arch?) but make sure the user, thats logged in at the time, is a member of the netdev group. Also make sure python is actually installed and that dbus is running.
Old 06-04-2012, 04:47 PM   #3
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I tried that and it said that i was in the netdev group and python is installed
Old 06-04-2012, 05:15 PM   #4
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I you've just installed wicd, try rebooting your system. wicd may need to have some things started during a boot.

To see if the dbus is running, open a terminal window and type this: ps -fU dbus

That should produce something like this:
dbus      1143     1  0 09:07 ?        00:00:15 /bin/dbus-daemon --system --address=systemd: --nofork --systemd-ac
(The numerical values should be different, and I don't think that Ubuntu uses systemd, but you should see something.)

An alternative might be ps -Af | grep -i dbus which might show something like this:
dbus      1143     1  0 09:07 ?        00:00:15 /bin/dbus-daemon --system --address=systemd: --nofork --systemd-activation
Peter     1946     1  0 09:07 ?        00:00:00 dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session
Peter     1947     1  0 09:07 ?        00:00:07 /bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 5 --print-address 7 --session
root      3658     1  0 09:18 ?        00:00:00 dbus-launch --autolaunch 9f306c59a2405a8597cae77800000010 --binary-syntax --close-stderr
root      3659     1  0 09:18 ?        00:00:00 /bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 5 --print-address 7 --session
Peter    12873  9975  0 14:10 pts/2    00:00:00 grep --color=auto -i dbus


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