BackTrack 4 Pre Final: can not start Wicd Network Manager (/usr/bin/wicd-client)

Posted: July 25, 2009 in Linux
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Here’s the workaround:


root@cbug-nest:~# /usr/bin/start-network

After that clicking Internet -> Wicd Network Manager (or type /usr/bin/wicd-client on terminal) should bring you the Wicd Manager

  1. :D ^^ :P says:

    write /etc/init.d/wicd start

  2. zet says:

    Y can’t get to internet with backtrack 4?!
    Would you advice me please.
    Thank you for your time.

  3. aula permanente says:

    Thanks for commentary,

  4. david says:

    haha so obvious but its been eluding me all morning


  5. Jamal says:

    when you search a god install help lokk here:
    he have screenshots on the site and you can download the install Instructions than pdf.
    it works fine for me.


  6. Stavdahl says:

    Note that you have to run the command as root!

    $ /usr/bin/start-network
    Starting Network connection manager: wicd failed!
    $ sudo /usr/bin/start-network
    Starting Network connection manager: wicd.

    • rumytaulu says:

      See the # prompt on my post? ;) the default login on BackTrack 4 PreFinal is root
      Anyway thanks for pointed it out, am sure it’ll be helpfull for another reader.

  7. ste says:

    hi man! nice work!! it’ works ;-)
    can u tell me how to make a .sh file (executable also) so i don’t have every time to tipe this commands ;-)

    best regards

  8. soufiane says:

    thnks for this topic

  9. massfiria says:

    after that if u still can’t search wireless…try change Wired interface from eth0 to eth1 …..suceessfully with my hp tx2000…

  10. Person says:

    Worked great for me….

    sudo /usr/bin/start-network


    sudo /usr/bin/wicd-client on

    The network manager then appeared in the task bar…..
    Thanks guys, I have spent the last day trying other suggestions for connecting to the network… Finally one that worked

  11. Person says:

    actually the only reason I needed sudo was because I created another Admin account with my own user and password so I was no longer root….. If you are still using root you don’t need sudo

  12. zen_buddah says:

    sudo /usr/bin/start-network

    worked perfectly for me!!!


  13. kapaloman says:

    kalo pake kabel gimana bro…..seandainya ip a pake ip static….?please…

  14. kapaloman says:

    how we setting to get the internet if i use the cable ? (note: ip static)

    • rumytaulu says:

      You still can set the ip address manually
      (assuming your ip is gateway is and dns-server )

      ifconfig eth0
      route add default gateway
      echo “” >> /etc/resolv.conf

  15. Nur Rachman says:

    Just run from terminal console :
    #/etc/init.d/networking start
    Automatic search.

    • rumytaulu says:

      Yep, they’ve fix it on BT4 Final, but you won’t be that lucky on Pre-Final, I’ve tried this too and failed (that’s why my writings said it’s for Pre-Final version)

  16. Angel Ken says:

    how can i install a wireless driver

  17. tom2075 says:

    Thanks heaps man, I had tried everything before this.

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