VL7.0 std-gold-live on Thinkpad T20 with no onboard wireless. Using netgear USB wl adapter which has drivers in kernel. Immediately after a fresh installation I can get the adapter wireless working . lsusb, ifconfig,iwconfig, wicd all fine and connected and able to surf.
OK, Read VL wireless sticky above and at wikis and how tos ( chap 6 ). All seems well when wicd is working however the how tos are very general concerning vasm wirelss networking.
I have not documented but it seems if I change a USB wl adapter ( i have several netgearWG111 which work fine) or change to different network ( home, library) then upon new login, error comes up " wicd canot connect to dbus" and wicd will not launch. I have tried every combination in vasm wl networking but am pretty lost with differences betweeen add inet, add connection, add essid. Device is seen in lsusb but maybe not in ifconfig or iwconfig unless I delete all inets, connections, essid, everything in vasm. Then I can muck around in VASM and wicd will launch and all is well again until the next time.
Probably doing something wrong but am setting this thinkpad up for someone who will be using it at various locations. Will give them one of the netgear wl USB adapters so we shouldn't have problem with different devices, but still want to know how it all works. Am I missing something or is there a good tutorial on the finer points of VASM wl networking?
Any help appreciated.