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 ===== Wicd ===== ===== Wicd =====
  
-Introducing wicd(8), the premier wired and wireless network connection manager for the laptop user on the go. Pronounced "​wicked",​ wicd is capable of storing information for any number of wireless networks you need and connecting to them with a simple command or the click of a mouse. wicd is not part of the default Slackware installation at this time, as it interferes somewhat with the normal way of configuring network adapters, but you can find it in the /extra directory of your Slackware install disks or at your favorite mirror. wicd is both a network connection daemon and a graphical application for configuring networks. The CLI isn't forgotten either, as wicd-curses(8) is every bit as powerful as the traditional GUI front-end. In order to use wicd, you will need to disable support for any interfaces you have in rc.inet1.conf first.+Introducing ​**//wicd//**(8), the premier wired and 
 +wireless network connection manager for the laptop user on the go. 
 +Pronounced ​//"​wicked"​//**//wicd//** is capable of 
 +storing information for any number of wireless networks you need and 
 +connecting to them with a simple command or the click of a mouse. 
 +**//wicd//** is not part of the default Slackware 
 +installation at this time, as it interferes somewhat with the normal 
 +way of configuring network adapters, but you can find it in the 
 +''​/extra'' ​directory of your Slackware install disks 
 +or at your favorite mirror. ​**//wicd//** is both a 
 +network connection daemon and a graphical application for configuring 
 +networks. ​ The CLI isn't forgotten either, as 
 +**//wicd-curses//**(8) is every bit as powerful as 
 +the traditional GUI front-end. ​ In order to use 
 +**//wicd//**, you will need to disable support for 
 +any interfaces you have in ''​rc.inet1.conf'' ​first.
  
-  # rc.inet1.conf 
-  # ============= 
-  # Config information for eth0: 
-  IPADDR[0]=""​ 
-  NETMASK[0]=""​ 
-  USE_DHCP[0]="​no"​ 
-  DHCP_HOSTNAME[0]=""​ 
-  # Default gateway IP address: 
-  GATEWAY=""​ 
  
-Now we can install wicd, setup the daemon to run on system boot-up, and begin using a more friendly application.+<​code>​
  
-  darkstar:~installpkg /​path/​to/​extra/​wicd/​wicd-1.6.2.1-1.txz +rc.inet1.conf 
-  ​darkstar:​~chmod +x /​etc/​rc.d/​rc.wicd +============= 
-  ​darkstar:~# /etc/​rc.d/​rc.wicd start+# Config information for eth0: 
 +IPADDR[0]=""​ 
 +NETMASK[0]=""​ 
 +USE_DHCP[0]="​no"​ 
 +DHCP_HOSTNAME[0]=""​ 
 +Default gateway IP address: 
 +GATEWAY=""​ 
 +</code>
  
-If you're predominately using the console, simply run wicd-curses from your command line. If instead, you are using a graphical desktop provided by X, you can start the graphical front-end from either the KDE or XFCE menu. 
  
-The wicd interface+Now we can install **//wicd//**, setup the daemon to 
 +run on system boot-up, and begin using a more friendly application.
  
-Optionally, you could manually run wicd-client(1) from a terminal or run dialogue. 
  
-On the graphical front-end, options for different networks are available via the Preferences button adjacent ​to the ESSID listedIn the terminal client, the same options can be reached by highlighting the ESSID you wish to use and pressing the right arrow key, which opens a configuration page for that network.+<​code>​ 
 +darkstar:~# installpkg /path/to/​extra/​wicd/​wicd-1.6.2.1-1.txz 
 +darkstar:~# chmod +x /​etc/​rc.d/​rc.wicd 
 +darkstar:~# /​etc/​rc.d/​rc.wicd start 
 +</​code>​
  
 +
 +If you're predominately using the console, simply run
 +**//​wicd-curses//​** from your command line. If
 +instead, you are using a graphical desktop provided by
 +**//X//**, you can start the graphical front-end
 +from either the KDE or XFCE menu.
 +
 +{{ :​slackbook:​wicd.png |wicd}}
 +
 +Optionally, you could manually run
 +**//​wicd-client//​**(1) from a terminal or **//run
 +dialogue//​**.
 +
 +
 +On the graphical front-end, options for different networks are
 +available via the **Preferences** button adjacent
 +to the ESSID listed. In the terminal client, the same options can be
 +reached by highlighting the ESSID you wish to use and
 +pressing the right arrow key, which opens a configuration page for
 +that network.
 ====== Chapter Navigation ====== ====== Chapter Navigation ======
  
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 **Next Chapter: [[slackbook:​basic_networking_utilities|Basic Networking Utilities]]** **Next Chapter: [[slackbook:​basic_networking_utilities|Basic Networking Utilities]]**
-======Sources====== +====== Sources ====== 
- +<!-- If you copy information from another source, then specify that source --> 
-  * Original source: http://​slackbook.org/​beta/#​ch_wireless (authors: ​Alan Hicks, Chris Lumens, David Cantrell, Logan Johnson)+  * Original source: ​[[http://www.slackbook.org/​beta]] \\ 
 +<!-- Authors are allowed to give credit to themselves! --> 
 +  * Originally written by Alan Hicks, Chris Lumens, David Cantrell, Logan Johnson 
 +<!-- * Contrbutions by [[wiki:​user:​yyy | User Y]] -->
  
 +<!-- Please do not modify anything below, except adding new tags.-->
 +<!-- You must also remove the tag-word "​template"​ below. Otherwise your page will not show up in the Table of Contents -->
 +{{tag>​slackbook wireless iwconfig wicd}}

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