lucid wicd broken for some wireless, nm-applet still not fixed

Bug #553788 reported by tz on 2010-04-02
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wicd (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: wicd

"upgrading" reinstalled all the stuff I removed because it didn't work well including network-manager. Removing it now renders my system unbootable (it stops at a text screen but X never comes up), but the applet is still broken, taking over a minute before it will display an AP which has been on for an hour, it has no refresh button to speed things up although this bug was reported two years ago.

wicd will only connect via ethernet. With nm-applet installed, it seems to work fine, but if it isn't there I don't seem to be able to set the ESSID for my eth1 wireless interface, even on the command line - iwconfig eth1 essid my-ap will show as "" in a subsequent iwconfig. Wicd will attempt to access the interface (and instantly discovers every AP), but the dhcp it launches will fail after several seconds.

Bernhard (b.a.koenig) wrote :

I think you should not have wicd and GNOME network manager installed at the same time. Try uninstalling one and keeping the other. See also bug 555403.

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