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: Update. http://uselessuseofcat.com/?p=67 hinted that pm-utils could be at fault, their solution seems to work for me (ie. putting that line in the file /etc/pm/power.d/wireless). Should this go in the wiki article?
 
: Update. http://uselessuseofcat.com/?p=67 hinted that pm-utils could be at fault, their solution seems to work for me (ie. putting that line in the file /etc/pm/power.d/wireless). Should this go in the wiki article?
 
::Yes that may help other people in the future. Sorry for the delay in my reply... -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 16:35, 15 December 2011 (EST)
 
::Yes that may help other people in the future. Sorry for the delay in my reply... -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 16:35, 15 December 2011 (EST)
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::: added a paragraph, hope it was fairly clear --[[User:Unhammer|Unhammer]] 02:30, 16 December 2011 (EST)

Revision as of 07:30, 16 December 2011

Version: wicd 1.6.0.

Recipe "4.3 Connecting as a Normal User" does not working for me, because not enougth privileges to start wicd daemon. It works if I just adding my user to group "users".

Let me show content of my original /etc/dbus-1/system.d/wicd.conf is (without header and footer):

        <policy user="root">
                <allow own="org.wicd.daemon"/>
                <allow send_destination="org.wicd.daemon"/>
                <allow send_interface="org.wicd.daemon"/>
                <allow send_destination="org.wicd.daemon.wireless"/>
		<allow send_interface="org.wicd.daemon.wireless"/>
		<allow send_destination="org.wicd.daemon.wired"/>
		<allow send_interface="org.wicd.daemon.wired"/>
		<allow send_destination="org.wicd.daemon.config"/>
		<allow send_interface="org.wicd.daemon.config"/>
        </policy>

        <policy at_console="true">
                <allow send_destination="org.wicd.daemon"/>
                <allow send_interface="org.wicd.daemon"/>
		<allow send_destination="org.wicd.daemon.wireless"/>
		<allow send_interface="org.wicd.daemon.wireless"/>
		<allow send_destination="org.wicd.daemon.wired"/>
		<allow send_interface="org.wicd.daemon.wired"/>
		<allow send_destination="org.wicd.daemon.config"/>
		<allow send_interface="org.wicd.daemon.config"/>
		<allow send_interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable"/>
        </policy>

        <policy context="default">
                <deny own="org.wicd.daemon"/>
        </policy>

	 <!-- This Unix group will have permission to use Wicd's gui -->
        <policy group="users">
                <allow send_interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable"/>
                <allow send_destination="org.wicd.daemon"/>
                <allow send_interface="org.wicd.daemon"/>
        </policy>

Pay your attention to the comment "This Unix group will have permission to use Wicd's gui".

No need for rebooting

There is no need to reboot your computer after installing and configuring wicd. Arch != Windows so there's no need to reboot after installing some (trivial) stuff like wicd, If you want your new group for a user to be active you can just logout and login.

Errors on Page

There are some pretty silly errors on this page. This includes misnamed daemons, nonexistent daemons, etc. What is going on here?!

rc.d stop dhcpcd

Really? I'm gonna attempt to read through this and tidy it up a bit. Any obvious errors you see, please fix them. ;_;

where to do permanent iwconfig changes?

under this section:

"If wicd can get an IP address for a wired interface and is unable to get an IP address for a wireless interface, try disabling the wireless card's powersaving features: # iwconfig wlan0 power off"

shouldn't it say where to put this so it's permanently run?

Also, it seems to be a suggested solution for the intermittent connection drops (the ones where dmesg shows "wlan0: deauthenticating from MAC by local choice (reason=3)", I'm still testing if it works for me, but others have reported it as a solution).

Update. http://uselessuseofcat.com/?p=67 hinted that pm-utils could be at fault, their solution seems to work for me (ie. putting that line in the file /etc/pm/power.d/wireless). Should this go in the wiki article?
Yes that may help other people in the future. Sorry for the delay in my reply... -- Kynikos 16:35, 15 December 2011 (EST)
added a paragraph, hope it was fairly clear --Unhammer 02:30, 16 December 2011 (EST)