wicd problem -- gnome panel applet has gone
Apparently, though unproven, at 01:48 on Tuesday 09 November 2010, Allan
Gottlieb did opine thusly:
> I am a happy user of wicd, but recently a problem has arisen.
> The daemon starts and runs and at home it connects me to the wireless
> The problem is that the applet icon no longer appears in my gnome panel.
> As I result I have no easy way to connect to another network.
> I checked main-menu-->system-->startup-applications
> and Wicd Network Manager Tray is checked.
> I looked in /var/log and see no errors or warnings but also do not see
> any indication that the Manager tray is started.
How lucky for you I ran into this this morning and found the fix :-)
Lemme guess, you have pygobject installed with USE="-introspection?" wicd-gtk
is segfaulting, you'll see it in dmesg
Sync and update to pygobject-2.26.0-r1. There's a one-line patch that needs to
be applied. Here it is if your mirror is behind the times:
From 97774cb149c5b03d5ef82a5af3f19e2ce4d79d0b Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: John (J5) Palmieri <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2010 16:43:31 +0000
Subject: return NULL instead of -1 which fixes crash when introspection is
* see https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=631158
diff --git a/gi/pygi.h b/gi/pygi.h
index 551bb6f..da71d28 100644
@@ -155,7 +155,7 @@ static inline PyObject *
pygi_get_property_value (PyGObject *instance,
const gchar *attr_name)
- return -1;
+ return NULL;
static inline gint
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