Wicd is unable to find my WLAN, when booting from the R3 liveCD with my Eee PC and an external DVD drive. I have tried connecting via Ethernet and updating the proprietary hardware drivers, but nothing was available. Is this a known issue?
I currently have a modified Peppermint Ice system installed on the 2 GB internal SSD. The current system is running in 1.7 GB with PekWM, tint2 and dmenu, but I would like to try wattOS installed on an SD card to compare performance, and because I would like to be able to print to my Epson Stylus SX425W. My one concern in this area is that Wicd doesn't support USB 3G modems.
I would suggest looking at the support forum. There was a problem solved there for R2 that might be similar to yours. A couple of configuration steps to make sure wicd is configured to properly ID your wireless device.
Then we can go from there.
I saw that posting. I should probably mention that my Eee PC uses an Atheros wireless card. ifconfig shows the card at wlan0, but wicd doesn't seem to be picking anything up. I assume the problem is a lack of a proper driver for the card? Odd, as Peppermint Ice picks this card up with no problem and it is an Ubuntu based distro as well.
Hi Brian, Not to be obvious but ifconfig shows wlan0, but under network interfaces in wicd does it show wlan0 also in the preferences configuration? If blank, you need to enter it there and it should pick it up..
You are correct however - it should pick it up. We might need to do a couple steps.
Sigh. You are right of course. Just assumed it would be added automagically. Maybe wicd doesn't do that.