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thane1
September 21st, 2009, 12:13 AM
Finally muddled through getting my 2915ABG wireless working on laptop after installing wicd from the wicd-1.6.2.2.tar.gz file. Once I had the net up and working and did all updates, I moved the wicd folder to the trash and installed wicd via Synaptic (thinking I would then get the automatic updates and would be eventually farther ahead.) Restarted computer, set up wicd the same as before and could not get a wireless connection any longer. Next I did complete removal via Synaptic of wicd and then reinstalled wicd from the tar.gz version. Still no joy. At a loss since all settings seem to be the same as before. New to wireless in Ubuntu. Upon googling, saw a reference to removing the file /var/lib/dpkg/info/wicd.prerm but I don't seem to have that file. Have included some info below in case it helps:

x@x-laptop:~$ cat /etc/network/interfaces
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

x@x-laptop:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:d4:1b:b5:68
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:18

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:408 (408.0 B) TX bytes:408 (408.0 B)

x@x-laptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 unassociated ESSID:"<hidden>"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.437 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Sensitivity=8/0
Retry limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

pan0 no wireless extensions.

Many thanks.

thane1
September 21st, 2009, 12:16 AM
Sorry, forgot to mention I'm using wpa2 and have definitely entered the correct ssid and encryption key values where req'd.

thane1
September 29th, 2009, 10:38 PM
never mind. cheers.