Tux's lil' helper
Joined: 04 Jun 2010
|Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:46 am Post subject: NM and/or wicd not working on fluxbox's eepc...
i previously posted this problem in DE section, but that's a networking problem so i re-post here
i installed gentoo on a eeepc 900p (1 GB ram, 900 mhz cpu, 4+16 GB SSD)
now it work fine and with /etc/conf.d/net scripts it does connect to my home wireless and to work wired wpa net
usually i don't use network managers 'cause i found better using an "old time" init script
but sometime i need a graphycal / "easy and quick" to use network manager to scan and connect to pubblic wireless or some of my friends' home wifi etc.
and then, on my big notebook with gnome, i use NM
so i decided to emerge NM on my eeepc with fluxbox too.
i emerged both NM and nm-applet with all dependecies
then when i try starting nm i read:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/NetworkManager start
* Starting NetworkManager ... [ !! ]
** (nm-applet:5408): WARNING **: <WARN> request_name(): Could not acquire the NetworkManagerUserSettings service.
Error: (9) Connection ":1.8" is not allowed to own the service "org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerUserSettings" due to security policies in the configuration file
so i check nm status and i see
$ sudo /etc/init.d/NetworkManager status
* status: stopped
everytime i do "start" it keep saying me "starting" with double "!" then status says "stopped".
then i tried also wicd
when i start it says me:
now i go scan for wireless and says me "no wireless network found"
Importing pynotify failed, notifications disabled.
Has notifications support False
Notifications disabled during setup.py configure
Connecting to daemon...
/usr/share/wicd/gtk/gui.py:152: GtkWarning: gtk_toolbar_set_icon_size: assertion `icon_size != GTK_ICON_SIZE_INVALID' failed
self.wTree = gtk.glade.XML(gladefile)
and this is not possible 'cause wireless _is_ present (i'm connected with other PC) and still, if i do /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 restart it connect!
i also tried "manul discover of hidden network" (or something similar) but still, it found nothing
last, but not least, i tried to stop wireless network with
|# /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 stop
# rfkill unblock all
(without rfkill wireless lan does'nt restart)
and again executed wicd or NM
where is the problem? i think there is something wrong i did someplace but i truly can't see where's the error
as always, ty for your help