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Old 09-17-2010, 11:19 AM   #1
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Added myself to netdev but wicd says I still need to be in netdev


I did a search on this error and everyone says to add your user to netdev group, I did that but wicd still complains that I'm not in netdev.
I'm trying to use wicd now so I can switch between work and home easier.
Is there a log file for the kde dbus so I can see if its failing on somehting else?

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Old 09-17-2010, 11:23 AM   #2
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You need to log out and log back in before the groups take effect.
 
Old 09-17-2010, 08:56 PM   #3
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I did, logged out, logged in as root, added myself, logged out, logged back in as me.
 
Old 09-17-2010, 10:27 PM   #4
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Just to confirm you added it right: what does 'groups' command say?
 
Old 09-20-2010, 10:07 AM   #5
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You also need to add (while logged in as root) your username to daemon and power group.
Logout from root, then login into your account.
I had this exact problem, got the same answers (that did nothing).

The daemon has to run first (apparently) for wicd to start up correctly on an Asus 900 (That's what I use).

Hope this helps. I'm a total slack newbie, still working stuff out, love slackware so far.

Groups you need are: netdev daemon power

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Old 09-20-2010, 10:42 AM   #6
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Hi,
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You also need to add (while logged in as root) your username to daemon and power group.
Logout from root, then login into your account.
I had this exact problem, got the same answers (that did nothing).

The daemon has to run first (apparently) for wicd to start up correctly on an Asus 900 (That's what I use).

Hope this helps. I'm a total slack newbie, still working stuff out, love slackware so far.

Groups you need are: netdev daemon power
The groups a user should be in are;
Quote:
users floppy audio video cdrom plugdev power netdev
 
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:09 PM   #7
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It must have been something to do with wicd starting up in the wrong order, after a reboot it worked. So since I had just installed it the reboot must have gotten the order correct. I was already in power, though I have a dead battery so I have to shutdown now. Wife dropped hers and broke the screen so I got a new screen from ebay but then the battery died. I found I can buy some higher mAh cells for about half the price as the battery so I'm going to rebuild it soon.

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users floppy

whats a floppy?
 
Old 09-24-2010, 08:36 AM   #8
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Hi,

The default users group suggestion includes the 'floppy' group. Some people still use that media. You don't have to include if not wanted.
 
  


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