[SOLVED] Replacing Network Manager with Wicd - glitches and solutions

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on an LG laptop. I'm connecting to my home wireless network with WEP encryption. The default Network Manager handles this fairly well. However, I prefer using Wicd, since it starts scanning for networks at boot time, saving me an annoying wait after I log in. I wanted to share the problems I ran into while switching, and how to avoid them. The solution that worked is as follows: 1. Install the wicd package (with Synaptic, or whatever is your preferred method). 2. Reboot. 3. Now you should have the Wicd icon at the upper right of the screen, along with the Network M (HowTos)