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anzenketh

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Sounds like you are using WEP I would recommend changing to WPA encryption.
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@Rick1931

Try the following as root:


[email protected]:~# aptitude update

[email protected]:~# aptitude install wicd
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Thanks Daffy but I am so new to Linux I do not understand -

[email protected]:~# aptitude update

[email protected]:~# aptitude install wicd

Sorry!!!!
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No problem Rick1931.

There are a few ways to update your OS or install software. Of the command line tools, aptitude seems to work best.

You want to download wicd, which depends on other applications called, wait for it, dependencies, which aptitude will download and install at the same time. Not so long ago this was a hellish exercise which would result in hair loss, high blood pressure, and screaming migraine headaches. Lucky for you those days are pretty much over.

Applications>accessories>terminal

By default you a standard user at this point. That is about to change.

Type or cut and paste the following commands, one at a time followed by Enter in the terminal:

sudo -s
(it will ask for the root password. Please type it in.)


Now you will see something like the following:
[email protected]:~#

Now you can execute commands as a more powerful user, install software, and launch ICBM strikes when you're in the mood.



Here's where you can use the two commands I had given earlier.

[email protected]:~# aptitude update

[email protected]:~# aptitude install wicd


Given it a minute it should install Wicd for you.

With the command prompt still open, type exit. You will notice that it now says something like [email protected]:~# rather than [email protected]:~#. This means no more ICBM strikes as a regular user.


Good luck Rick.
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