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Wicd?

Post#1 by komoornik » 25 Feb 2011, 06:30

I must say I'm an linux newbie.

I tried 64 bit version of porteus and there was this cool tool to manage wireless connections.

Is it possible to get it in 32 bit version ? pns-tool is kind of lame :D

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Re: Wicd?

Post#2 by fanthom » 25 Feb 2011, 07:06

second that.
Wicd is more friendly for begginers than pns-tool, and almost doesn't require to know english language.
unfortuately it requires python (few extra MB).

"pns-tool is kind of lame"
damn! i always thought that GUI apps are kind of lame :shock:
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Re: Wicd?

Post#3 by hypomania » 25 Feb 2011, 11:48

pns-tool => is easy for experience users ,
but wicd is easy for all users.

after install these packages
* python
* pygtk
* python-dbus
* py-cairo
* pygobject

I tried to compile it
but still I have error message

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bash-4.1# wicd
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/wicd/gtk/wicd-client.py", line 40, in <module>
    import gtk
ImportError: No module named gtk

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Re: Wicd?

Post#4 by beny » 25 Feb 2011, 12:05

hi KSA_ARAB ,http://www.mediafire.com/beny i have upload wicd module if you want can try it,

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Re: Wicd?

Post#5 by hypomania » 25 Feb 2011, 16:13

hi,
I installed 'notify-python' , but not work:

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bash-4.1# wicd-gtk 
Has notifications support True
Loading...
Connecting to daemon...
Can't connect to the daemon, trying to start it automatically...
Wicd daemon is shutting down!
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/wicd/gtk/wicd-client.py", line 1033, in <module>
    main(sys.argv)
  File "/usr/share/wicd/gtk/wicd-client.py", line 91, in wrapper
    return func(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/share/wicd/gtk/wicd-client.py", line 1005, in main
    tray_icon = TrayIcon(animate, displaytray=display_app)
  File "/usr/share/wicd/gtk/wicd-client.py", line 139, in __init__
    self.icon_info = self.TrayConnectionInfo(self, self.tr, animate)
  File "/usr/share/wicd/gtk/wicd-client.py", line 201, in __init__
    self.set_not_connected_state()
  File "/usr/share/wicd/gtk/wicd-client.py", line 91, in wrapper
    return func(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/share/wicd/gtk/wicd-client.py", line 329, in set_not_connected_state
    self._show_notification(language['disconnected'], None, 'stop')
  File "/usr/share/wicd/gtk/wicd-client.py", line 233, in _show_notification
    self._last_bubble.show()
glib.GError: Unable to connect to server
what packages am I need for 'wicd.sq4.lzm' ?

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Re: Wicd?

Post#6 by beny » 25 Feb 2011, 17:37

hi KSA_ARAB i think that gtk in porteus32 it is installed,in the package there are all need to connect with wicd,but i remember you that:
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd
/etc/rc.d/rc.wicd start
write these command in console, then reboot, We have already had this discussion some time ago.

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Re: Wicd?

Post#7 by Ahau » 25 Feb 2011, 17:44

I've always liked pns-tool better for using my network at home, because it's easier to tell what is going on and it automatically creates a module so I only have to configure it once, and I can boot into fresh mode with my wifi working instantly. I find that definitely un-lame.

I use wicd if I'm scanning for unsecured/public wifi because it's easier and faster to refresh the scan.

That's my two cents.
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Re: Wicd?

Post#8 by brokenman » 25 Feb 2011, 21:21

I will add wicd. I think internet connection is one of the most important aspects of Porteus so the easier the better. I was going to rewrite pns-tool with a graphical front end but i think wicd is a better choice ... as long as pa_supplicant is already in place.
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Re: Wicd?

Post#9 by hypomania » 26 Feb 2011, 00:34

@brokenman
'wicd' need 'python' and this well take more space of size.
it will be better if compile 'wicd to work only as 'gtk interface' or look for another tool for 'wireless gtk interface'.

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Re: Wicd?

Post#10 by brokenman » 26 Feb 2011, 03:38

Yes the python is a large package.

I could not get the slackbuild to work. Instead i activated all the dependencies listed above and then grabbed the source and compiled:

python setup.py configure
chmod +x setup.py
setup.py build
setup.py install

After this i could start the client and got the tray icon to appear with: wicd-client

So do we go with python (13+Mb) or find some other client?
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Re: Wicd?

Post#11 by hypomania » 26 Feb 2011, 04:00

ammmmmm
13MB it's a lot for wireless tool connection.

lets look for another , gtk wireless tool or write simple GUI script with xdialog.

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Re: Wicd?

Post#12 by komoornik » 26 Feb 2011, 21:38

13MB is not a big deal for me.

So how can I download and install it? :roll:

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Re: Wicd?

Post#13 by brokenman » 27 Feb 2011, 20:13

See my last post for installation. You will need all the dependencies listed & python 2.6.
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Re: Wicd?

Post#14 by Hamza » 01 Mar 2011, 21:40

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Re: Wicd?

Post#15 by komoornik » 19 Mar 2011, 15:57

Anybody would be so kind to help with the python module ?

I downloaded wicd module and it's not working obviously.

Tried to convert python from slax, but couldn't get it to work :%)

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