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Wireless auto connect wicd-curses

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:04 pm
by zburns12
I was torn between thread jacking or starting a new thread, my issue is slightly different so I went for a new thread.

My Edimax wireless dongle wouldn't connect at all when I had ethernet plugged up and tried using ssh to connect it form my laptop. I installed wicd-curses to do the wireless. Then I connected the pi up to my tv and the dongle connects! Great news! I can ssh into it and everything!

But then if I reboot the system, I have to go back into wicd-curses on the tv screen to start the connection again to be able to ssh into it from my laptop. I have the setting for Automatically start this connection on start up checked.

I have not edited any config files or anything.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Re: Wireless auto connect wicd-curses

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:42 pm
by Cloudcentric
Maybe you could state the Operating System, in Raspbian "wheezy" wicd is not normally neccessary.

Re: Wireless auto connect wicd-curses

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:59 pm
by zburns12
Sorry, I always forget something important...

Wheezy is the OS yes. Just downloaded and installed 2 days ago. I tried to do the file changes and just messed things up so I did a fresh install and then found wicd and it's been the only thing to work so far.

What other option is there?

Re: Wireless auto connect wicd-curses

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:55 am
by Spid
Raspbian "wheezy" has wpa_supplicant included, and in the LXDE Desktop Environment a Desktop Icon is already there for the wpa_supplicant GUI

http://linux.die.net/man/8/wpa_supplicant

Re: Wireless auto connect wicd-curses

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:12 pm
by zburns12
This may be a dumb question, but when I plugged up the pi to my tv using the HDMI port, it just brought up the same terminal environment that I get when I ssh into it.

How do I get the desktop environment to pop up?

Re: Wireless auto connect wicd-curses

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:30 pm
by Spid
After you have logged in on the command line type startx and press enter.

If you want to bypass the command line type raspi-config and press enter, it is on the options list.