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Wicd & Static IP

Posted: 16 May 2013 13:21
by kwisher
For some reason when I set my static IP settings in the Wicd GUI. The settings will stick for the current session but will not remain persistent after a reboot. The settings are still present after a reboot but I receive a DHCP IP instead of my static IP.

TIA

Re: Wicd & Static IP

Posted: 20 May 2013 11:13
by kwisher
I can't believe nobody has a solution to this problem??

What I ended up doing was removing the Wicd application and hard coding my static IP info into /etc/network/interfaces.

Re: Wicd & Static IP

Posted: 20 May 2013 12:55
by Arjen Balfoort
Sorry, I totally missed your post, but I think I would have proposed the old-fashioned way as well: editing the interfaces file, or purge wicd in favor of networkmanager.

Re: Wicd & Static IP

Posted: 20 May 2013 13:33
by kwisher
Schoelje wrote:Sorry, I totally missed your post, but I think I would have proposed the old-fashioned way as well: editing the interfaces file, or purge wicd in favor of networkmanager.
So is this a distro specific problem or a Wicd problem? I haven't used Wicd very much as networkmanager is usually the default.

Re: Wicd & Static IP

Posted: 20 May 2013 13:47
by Arjen Balfoort
I don't know personally: I don't use static IP's, and I don't use any other distributions then SolydXK.

Re: Wicd & Static IP

Posted: 20 May 2013 14:04
by kwisher
Schoelje wrote:I don't know personally: I don't use static IP's, and I don't use any other distributions then SolydXK.
So are you not going to try to solve this issue in your distro? I can't be the only one who uses a static IP.

Re: Wicd & Static IP

Posted: 20 May 2013 17:14
by Arjen Balfoort
Unfortunately I'm the only developer, and maintainer at the moment.
Issues are ordered by priority, and this is not disturbing the working of the systems, nor does it affect many people (or we already should have heard from them here in this thread).
With these kind of issues, I can only solve them quickly when the community gives the solution, I'm afraid.

Re: Wicd & Static IP

Posted: 20 May 2013 17:19
by kwisher
Ok, thanks for your reply.

Re: Wicd & Static IP

Posted: 20 May 2013 19:09
by zoran
Why can't we just use networkmanager by default? Is there something wrong with it? I was kind of surprised at Wicd, I thought networkmanager was the standard.... :D

Re: Wicd & Static IP

Posted: 20 May 2013 20:07
by Arjen Balfoort
Wicd was the choice of the community when the unofficial LMDE Xfce came into existence, and I like to believe that the community drives the products with their choices. I'm merely here to facilitate, and guard that the choices are in line with our goals.

Re: Wicd & Static IP

Posted: 20 May 2013 21:12
by zerozero
adding to what Schoelje said above, wicd "seems" more stable and less glitchy than n-m and the overall impression is that it does better what it does when compared to n-m.

has limitations (like all software have) but for example one that is already identified (mobile broadband support) is scheduled to 2.0 version.

in the end of the day, n-m is available and is matter of swapping to it if wicd doesn't cut it, same as in so many other distros users have to do exactly the opposite :P

Re: Wicd & Static IP

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 23:30
by Gonzalo_VC
Testing IP and forum posting . . .

And editing...