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cluelesswonder
February 22nd, 2012, 07:02 PM
I read another post about this (here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1888715&highlight=uninstalled+network+manager) but I couldn't figure out the instructions.

I was having a lot of problems with my wireless network connection dropping and being really slow upon installation of ubuntu 11.10 and followed instructions here to hopefully make it faster: http://wiki.geteasypeasy.com/How_to_use_Wicd_instead_of_Network_Manager
. . .but it has disabled my wireless functioning entirely.
Probably should have read the discussion page first (>.<)

I don't know what to do to get my network up and running again. I downloaded this: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager
network manager package. . .put it on a USB and think maybe I could install is somehow? But I don't know how to do that. . .yet!

Please help if you can!

wolfen69
February 22nd, 2012, 07:36 PM
Got to the bottom of this (http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/network-manager) page and select 1386 (32bit) or AMD64 (64bit). And run it just by clicking it.

cluelesswonder
February 22nd, 2012, 08:16 PM
That you so much wolfen69 :) We must have had telepathic communication or something because I actually found that and did it before I even got the message somehow! I had to install network manager gnome as well but am communicating from my previously network-less computer :D
I still have 1 or 2 questions though.
1: The network is running off of wicd and wireless doesn't seem to be detected by the network manager. . .? Is this a problem?
2: I can't download synaptic because of a "internet connection problem" not sure why that is.
3: Is there a way to display the network connections in my tray?

Thanks so much for your help!!!

wolfen69
February 22nd, 2012, 08:26 PM
1: The network is running off of wicd and wireless doesn't seem to be detected by the network manager. . .? Is this a problem?
Yes and no. It's a problem in the sense that network manager won't see wireless, but as long as you can get online via wicd and stay connected, you are probably OK.


2: I can't download synaptic because of a "internet connection problem" not sure why that is.
Try

sudo apt-get update and then try to install synaptic.

3: Is there a way to display the network connections in my tray?
Try

unity --reset

cluelesswonder
February 22nd, 2012, 09:12 PM
Ok. awesome!!

unity --reset made my system go crazy. I wasn't able to access the side panel and the tray was gone as well. . .but I rebooted and it seems to be fine now. The wireless signal has also reappeared! Thanks so much for your help! :D