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wicd fix - could not connect to wicd's D-Bus interface

Started by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec), July 23, 2013, 02:32:03 PM

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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

I tried installing wicd in Peppermint 4 this morning and it wouldn't start .. after a lot of Googling there seems to be a lot of it about  :o

If after installing wicd you get prompted for a password with this message:-

Wicd needs to access your computer's network cards

Then after entering your password you get an error stating:-

Could not connect to wicd's D-Bus interface
(and it wants you to check the error log)

Try this ..

Open a terminal and run:
sudo mv -v /etc/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf.backup
then
sudo ln -s /run/resolvconf/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf
then
sudo rm -v /var/lib/wicd/resolv.conf.orig
then
sudo service wicd start

Now see if "Wicd Network Manager" will start from your menus.

The above should work for any Ubuntu based OS .. dunno about others.




To undo -

run:
sudo mv -v /etc/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf.broken
then
sudo mv -v /etc/resolv.conf.backup /etc/resolv.conf

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ctooth16

Thank you so much! You fix worked perfectly and I was finally able to use wicd.


Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

Hi ctooth16, and welcome to the forum :)

You're most welcome, and cheers for the feedback.
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RyanVN

Hi all,

Linux Newbie as such, having just installed Linux Mint 13 on an old HP Compaq nc4400.

All working fine, except I'm "not allowed" to add the laptop onto the work domain, and so I cannot connect it to the LAN to gain an internet connection.

Therefore, I have downloaded the files as suggested in Post1, and have followed the commands. All seems ok, but the b43 driver is not appearing in the "Additional Drivers" window.

Need to get the wireless working!  :P


Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

#4
Hi RyanVN, and welcome to the forrum :)

Is there any output from:
modinfo b43
?

[EDIT]

I take it we're talking about an after-market USB wireless adapter ? .. as everything I can find online suggests the nc4400's built in Wireless isn't a Broadcom at all, but an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG which doesn't need the b43 driver, it needs the iwl3945 driver.

What makes you think it's a Broadcom wireless adapter that needs the b43 driver ?

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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

Hi catoune, and welcome to the forum...

You're most welcome .. thanks for taking the time to let us know it helped :)
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