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Author Topic: Automatically getting wireless on startup (solved- using VLwifi instead of Wicd)  (Read 1797 times)

matthewmoppett

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I had no trouble setting up wireless (WPA) in Vector Light-6 on my little Toshiba R150 laptop using Wicd. Unlike InTheWoods (in this recent post: http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=9255.msg61553#msg61553), I can get Wicd up & running in a non-root account, but like InTheWoods and adamlau (in this post: http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=8110.msg55325#msg55325) I wish I could get the wireless to be up and running every time I turn my computer on, rather than having to run Wicd manually.
 
InTheWoods & adamlau received advice on getting the Wicd daemon to run automatically at startup, either by modifying the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file or by using the Control Center (VASM --> services). I tried both methods, but the result both times was that Wicd simply stopped being able to see any wireless networks at all, let alone connect to the one I wanted. Any ideas?
« Last Edit: April 19, 2009, 08:02:09 am by matthewmoppett »

matthewmoppett

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Re: Automatically getting wireless on startup
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 03:13:45 am »
P.S. I have also just read Chatan's post: (http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=8817.msg59275#msg59275); his solution didn't work for me, though.

nightflier

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Re: Automatically getting wireless on startup
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 04:54:38 am »
If you always connect to the same wireless network, "VLwifi" is a good way to go. Not as slick as wicd, but it consumes fewer resources.

matthewmoppett

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Re: Automatically getting wireless on startup
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 08:00:02 am »
Thanks nightflier. I took your advice and it worked well.