In that case, edit your /etc/rc.d/rc.local and ads this line
/etc/rc.d/rc.wicd start &
your wifi adaptors led lights ahould be on if it is plugged in as it boots.
Ok, now log into root's GUI
, then adpater LED and tray icon come up together and can connect fine. Whereas before, I had had to click on tray icon, THEN LED came
on and all was fine.
But logging into user01 GUI from laptop OFF
I still receive "could not connect to wicd dbus" error popup.
Now, I just realized VL7 requires 5 gb / partition ( I was reading VL6 install guide which requires 3gb for /) . I am running about 4.8gb for / on this tiny drive. I noticed after adding the line you suggested that I could not login to user01 with popup " GDM ..your session only lasted 10 seconds..." , but I could login to root GUI and all fine
. Then deleted some apps to free up some room on / and all was back normal and able to log into user01.
I do notice that in /etc/rc.d there are numerous files that appear network related that are NOT executable, I can post if necessary.
1. Maybe running this requires additional tmp room on / or /home partition that is just not available .
2. There is still something in user01 conf files that shuts down wicd when called upon.
3. I may try reinstall giving / partition all 5gb with swap which will leave about 500mb for /ome and they will just have to use thumbdrive for extra files. or I may partition using one large partition for / and /home and a little swap at the end.
I think we're on the right track but I just don't have access to any larger drives. Am donating about 15-20 lappys and desktops trying to spread Linux and XFCE and lxde seem to be the only DE where the UI is somewhat relateable to the average user. Of course KDE/GNOME are too heavy for this hdwr although KDE3 ran fine until they loaded it up with all that #%@^!?@#.
[UPDATE] Here are some threads on user not being able to use wicd possibly related to xfce4-notifyd or needing to be member of netdev group, but user01 is in there (/etc/group -> netdev:x:86:user01). Considering the links below it seems option 2 above is likely.https://bugs.launchpad.net/wicd/+bug/677304https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=108666http://wicd.sourceforge.net/punbb/viewtopic.php?id=484https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3521
-> comment #9 discusses dropping wicd from new releases
Thanks for all your help.