HI , First post on VL!
(on Desktop, no wireless, using VL 6 STD)
I have wired eth0 internet connection that would not autoconnect at startup. I would have click the wicd icon in taskbar, click connect and THEN it would connect to the internet (via router)
Anyway, I found several posts about this problem (kinda worrisome start to VL) but couldn't find the solution; Here is what I found worked:
1) Connect to the interface as mentioned above.
2) In wicd: Preferences >>> choose "Use last used profile on wired autoconnect"
Seems weird "Use default profile..." wouldn't work - the wired interface has "use as default profile" choosen.