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#41 Ayrton_84

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:49 AM

Thanks, I have installed wicd. I start wicd but can not see any wifi signal. 

Even with iwlist scan, I don't see any network. 

$ sudo iwlist scan
[sudo] password for jeje: 
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.
 
wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
 
eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.
$ sudo iwlist scan
[sudo] password for jeje: 
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.
wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

Before to start wicd I was able to see the network by clicking on the systray icon.





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Posted 20 November 2017 - 12:01 PM

Thanks, I installed wicd but I don't see any wifi network with wicd. 

(Before to start wicd, I was able to see the wifi networks by clicking on the systray icon at in the bottom right. )

Even with iwlist scan, I don't see the wifi network anymore. Is it normal?

$ sudo iwlist scan

lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.
wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 03:04 PM

Please execute the following commands:

sudo rm /var/run/wicd/wicd.pid
sudo wicd

The daemon should have started by now.

 

Do you have an entry in the Menu-Applications-Internet? If so can you use it?



#44 Ayrton_84

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 05:22 PM

I tried but I don't see any entry in the Menu-Applications-Internet. Thanks



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 06:39 PM

Can you give me the outcome of 

dpkg -l wicd*
network-manager*

watch the asterix  ;)

 

While installing wicd did you get a colored screen in the terminal where you had to add your user to the group netdev so you could get access without sudo? How did you act on that screen?

 

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 07:23 PM

 
Hereafter the outcomes: 
@Bodhi-EasyNote:~$ dpkg -l wicd*

Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold

| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                      Version           Architecture      Description
+++-=========================-=================-=================-========================================================

ii  wicd                      1.7.2.4-4.1ubuntu all               wired and wireless network manager - metapackage
un  wicd-cli                  <none>            <none>            (no description available)
un  wicd-client               <none>            <none>            (no description available)

un  wicd-curses               <none>            <none>            (no description available)

ii  wicd-daemon               1.7.2.4-4.1ubuntu all               wired and wireless network manager - daemon
ii  wicd-gtk                  1.7.2.4-4.1ubuntu all               wired and wireless network manager - GTK+ client
 
@Bodhi-EasyNote:~$ network-manager*
network-manager*: command not found

While installing wicd, I get a colored screen in the terminal and I added myself to have access without sudo. Thanks,

For information: With the command nm-tool, I can see my wifi network.

 



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 07:42 PM

run

sudo apt-get remove network-manager

this should make the wicd daemon the only network handler. logout and login after the removing.

 

No idea why wicd has no entry in the menu.



#48 Ayrton_84

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 07:51 PM

Netwrk-manager is removed. There is no systray icon and the commands of nm don't work anymore.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 08:09 PM

No systray is OK.

sudo dpkg-reconfigure wicd-gtk

You need that menu entry to make connections an easy way. After this command it should appear, maybe after logging out and in again.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:01 PM

It is possible that wicd ended up in Other instead of Internet. You may want to scan all the submenus just to make sure, Or, look for wicd.desktop in /usr/share/applications and open the .destop file with a text editor (don't forget sudo) and make sure that Categories includes Network.

 

I'll hush if I am causing confusion. :)



#51 Ayrton_84

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:53 PM

WicdNetworkManager is in /usr/share/applications . 

I didn't find the file wicd.desktop in /usr/share/applications. I hope it helps.

Thanks



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 03:21 AM

The applications directory is where most all of the .desktop files are stored. If you open WicdNetworkManager.desktop with a text editor. You should be able to look at the Categories line to see if Network is listed. If it is not, wicd is likely going to be in the 'Other' sub menu instead of the Internet sub menu.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:29 AM

I found the file 'wicd.desktop'. Hereafter you can see the content: 

[Desktop Entry]

Categories=Application;Network;

Exec=wicd-gtk --no-tray
GenericName=Network Manager
Icon=wicd-gtk
Icon[en_US]=wicd-gtk

Name=Wicd Network Manager
Name[en_US]=Wicd Network Manager
Comment=Start the Wicd client without system tray icon

Comment[en_US]=Start the Wicd client without system tray icon

Terminal=false

Type=Application

Version=1.0

The line Network is in the Categories line. Thanks

I don't understand why I didn't see the file "wicd.desktop" with the folder explorer (with 'show hidden' selected'). I found this file by searching in the terminal with "find / -name '*wicd.desktop' ". Do you know why? 



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 02:30 PM

I do not know why you couldn't see it earlier. Given that Network is in the Categories list, it should indeed show up in the Internet menu, as far I know/understand.

 

I myself only know enough to be dangerous. :D Guys like The Waiter, Charles, Jeff and other know their stuff.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 06:52 PM

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I don't understand why I didn't see the file "wicd.desktop" with the folder explorer (with 'show hidden' selected'). I found this file by searching in the terminal with "find / -name '*wicd.desktop' ". Do you know why? 

 

You probably did not enter the proper search path. By default search is limited to the users home directory and its subdirectories. You can change that and start in the main system directory which has the slash / as symbol. So replacing /home/username with / would  result in searching the whole system. (may take some time though)

 

Can you provide the result of:

cat /etc/group | grep netdev

Still puzzled about this whole thing. Too many failures , I'm starting to wonder if your Live USB was maybe damaged or the download incorrect. Did the md5sum match?

When you boot the live CD/USB there is an option to check the distro integrity. Does this show any issue?

 

Another question, any particular reason why you have Bodhi 3.2.1 instead of Bodhi 4.3.1?



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 07:00 PM

Charles, I know why he is using BL 3.2.1.

 

http://forums.bodhil...bell-easy-note/

 

It was my instant answer for his issue, which helped... :)



#57 Ayrton_84

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Posted Yesterday, 05:29 PM

As the waiter said, I installed BL 3.2.1 to have a good screen resolution.

Charles, Below the output asked: 

$ cat /etc/group | grep netdev

netdev:x:102:

 

Thanks for your support.







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