(SOLVED) Howto avoid the need to manually reconnect wifi every time I boot?

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  • #1680
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    rottik9
    rottik9

    I connect to wifi, however I have to reconnect evert time I boot up?

    Joe

    #1681
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    rokytnji
    rokytnji

    What are you connecting with? Ceni or Wicd? Post a terminal readout before you reconnect of

    inxi -Fxz

    in your next reply and before you reconnect however you do it. Paste output from terminal into a text file. Then copy and paste readout from your saved text file in your next reply .

    sudo ifconfig -a

    will be needed also before you reconnect.

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    #1686
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    BitJam
    BitJam

    If you are connecting with wicd instead of ceni then you need to enable the wicd service. As root edit the file /etc/default/wicd and change one line to:

    START_DAEMON=yes

    If you use ceni then it reconnects automatically even when the wicd daemon is turned off.

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    #1694
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    fatmac
    fatmac

    I had the same problem on my Acer 11.6″ netbook, what fixed it for me was trying to connect with ceni as well as using wicd, next time I booted up I got my wifi automatically connecting, & it’s been working OK ever since.

    Linux (& BSD) since 1999

    #1699
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    rottik9
    rottik9

    got is, ty

    #5642
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    Fonsis
    Fonsis

    Why is the wicd daemon turned off by default?

    And why do we have wicd AND ceni implemented in antix? Is there any good reason for having both?

    Best regards,
    Fonsis
    🙂

    #5643
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    caprea
    caprea

    IIRC the 3 or 4 different programs that tried to bring up the network during boot caused some conflicts on antix17 during the test phase.
    So the developers decided to go this way.
    On the live iso you can use the F4 option and select wicd on.This will carry over to the installed system and wicd will autoconnect at bootup.
    Anyway ceni is the default for wifi on antix.

    For someone who is new to linux wicd certainly looks easier.

    Some people prefer ceni and some wicd.It’s difficult to make everyone right.
    I personally prefer ceni for desktops and wicd for laptops, which I use in different places.

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 4 weeks ago by caprea.
    #5645
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    anticapitalista
    anticapitalista

    ceni uses a lot less RAM than wicd. Both ceni and wicd use a lot less RAM than Network-manager.

    As caprea says, both are useful depending on the task and experience of the user.
    Personally, I use ceni all the time.

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    #5861
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    Larish

    If you are connecting with wicd instead of ceni then you need to enable the wicd service. As root edit the file /etc/default/wicd and change one line to:

    START_DAEMON=yes

    If you use ceni then it reconnects automatically even when the wicd daemon is turned off.

    I’m a newbie and AntiX is my first Linux experience on my old computer. Would you please tell how to change START_DAEMON to “yes”. I use wicd and everytime I boot I need to reconnect to wifi manually.

    Thank you.

    #5862
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    caprea
    caprea

    The easiest way maybe

    Open a terminal and type
    sudo leafpad /etc/default/wicd

    This will open the file wicd, looking like this

    # Start the daemon by default, let the user disable it.
    # Use "no" (without quotes) to make /etc/init.d/wicd *NOT* start the WICD daemon.
    START_DAEMON=no
    
    # By default don't kill connections on daemon shutdown, see
    # https://bugs.debian.org/816076 and
    # https://bazaar.launchpad.net/~wicd-devel/wicd/experimental/revision/851
    DAEMON_ARGS="--keep-connection"

    There you can change START_DAEMON=no to START_DAEMON=yes
    Close the file and save changes.

    #5864
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    Larish

    The easiest way maybe

    Open a terminal and type
    sudo leafpad /etc/default/wicd

    Caprea, Thank you for smooth instructions. Done!

    #7120
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    sleekmason
    sleekmason

    Just changed to testing base. dist upgrade has messed with my network settings using ceni. The connection won’t stay on reboot. the message i get is:
    configuring network interfaces if up: /run/network/wifistate.etho

    My wireless is wlan0

    looking in /run/network/ shows an ifstate.wlan0 as well. all have only a single entry even after running ceni.
    I have 0 experience with this. guessing a line somewhere in /etc/?
    In /etc/network/interfaces I have:
    #——————————————————————————
    # /etc/network/interfaces
    #
    # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
    # Used by ceni but not by wicd
    #——————————————————————————

    
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    allow-hotplug eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp
    
    allow-hotplug eth1
    iface eth1 inet dhcp
    
    allow-hotplug eth2
    iface eth2 inet dhcp
    
    allow-hotplug eth3
    iface eth3 inet dhcp
    
    allow-hotplug wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet dhcp
    	wpa-psk xxxxxxxxxxxx
    	wpa-ssid ATT234

    (The x’s have been changed for my security)

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