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Old 11-08-2010, 10:48 PM
Allan Gottlieb
 
Default wicd problem -- gnome panel applet has gone

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
network.

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.

Any help would be appreciated

thanks,
allan gottlieb
 
Old 11-08-2010, 11:02 PM
Neil Bothwick
 
Default wicd problem -- gnome panel applet has gone

On Mon, 08 Nov 2010 18:48:09 -0500, Allan Gottlieb wrote:

> 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
> network.
>
> The problem is that the applet icon no longer appears in my gnome
> panel.

Try running wicd-gtk from a terminal and you'll see the pygobject errors.
This occurs with 2.26.0 but is fixed with the -r1 release.


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Old 11-08-2010, 11:06 PM
Alan McKinnon
 
Default 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
> network.
>
> 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 <johnp@redhat.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2010 16:43:31 +0000
Subject: return NULL instead of -1 which fixes crash when introspection is
turned off

* see https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=631158
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diff --git a/gi/pygi.h b/gi/pygi.h
index 551bb6f..da71d28 100644
--- a/gi/pygi.h
+++ b/gi/pygi.h
@@ -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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