How do I start the GTK GUI without starting the tray icon first?
Run wicd-client -n
How do I get wicd to automagically show me the networks available when my desktop starts?
Add a file to your ~/.config directory with 3 lines saying
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Exec=wicd-client -n
Does Wicd support PPP, PPPoE, or Mobile Broadband?
Not yet. Support for these are planned for wicd 2.0, which will be released in the late future.
Does Wicd support VPN?
Not really. You'll need to create a postconnect script that will start the VPN service, and a post-disconnect script to bring down the service upon disconnect.
Support for this in wicd is planned for wicd 2.0.
Does Wicd support controlling two interfaces at the same time?
No. Support for this is planned for wicd 2.0.
In theory, you could control all interfaces that wicd is not managing manually via some external mechanism (probably some script).
I keep on getting "Network unreachable" or "No default route set errors" when I attempt to connect. What's the problem here?
Try switching dhcp clients. This problem was most often reported with dhclient, and using dhcpcd usually will resolve the problem.
I get "No wireless networks found". Even though there really are networks around.
Make sure that you have set the interface correctly in wicd preferences.
What is Wicd-Curses and where do I get it?
wicd-curses is a terminal application for controlling Wicd. It does not support setting pre/post connect/disconnect scripts. It is only available for the 1.6 series, which was released on 5 June, 2009.
I can't get the Alt+<somekey> combination working in xterm/rxvt/$TERMINAL. How do I fix this?
Add this to your ~/.Xresources file (and create it if it doesn't already exist):
Then run this:
xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources iw
If this doesn't work, find a similar feature in your term, and post what you did here.
For mlterm, hold Control and right-click to open the preferences. Under the Others tab, select Esc for "Meta key outputs."
The borders of some of the windows aren't really lines, but lots of â's, or some other jibberish. What's wrong here?
You need to enable UTF-8 in whatever terminal you are using. Else, you are probably using urwid's curses frontend, which is has difficulties handling UTF-8 for some reason. Also, rxvt has been known to cause difficulties with urwid.
External: WICD source.