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wicd Error During ArchBang Update

error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
wicd: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wicd/__init__.pyo exists in filesystem
wicd: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wicd/backend.pyo exists in filesystem
wicd: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wicd/configmanager.pyo exists in filesystem
wicd: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wicd/dbusmanager.pyo exists in filesystem
wicd: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wicd/logfile.pyo exists in filesystem
wicd: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wicd/misc.pyo exists in filesystem
wicd: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wicd/networking.pyo exists in filesystem
wicd: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wicd/wnettools.pyo exists in filesystem
wicd: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wicd/wpath.pyo exists in filesystem
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

Remove wicd:

sudo pacman -R wicd

Re-update the system:

sudo pacman -Syu

Re-install wicd (and wicd-gtk gui if you want that too)

sudo pacman -Sy wicd wicd-gtk
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Wireless showing but fails to up/dhcpcd – Arch Linux

After my installation of Arch Linux I had some trouble using my wifi card which was working while I was running the live CD. What was strange was that the card would show up in iwconfig and ifconfig -a but not ifconfig It turns out I needed to install the wireless drivers and here’s how I did it:

Error:

ifconfig wlan0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory

dhcpcd wlan0
dhcpcd: version .2.2 starting
dhcpcd: wlan0: up_interface: No such file or directory
dhcpcd: wlan0: waiting for carrier
dhcpcd: timed out

Find out what card you are using:

lspci | grep Network
04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)

Install: iwlwifi-3945-ucode-15.32.2.9-2-any.pkg.tar.gz

If you don’t have access to a wired connection, check out this guide to installing packages from the Arch Linux cd.

Once you get it up and running, updating via pacman (-Syu) will probably replace these drivers for newer ones which continue to work.

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Installing packages from CD in Arch Linux

Okay, so you have Arch Linux installed and let’s say you’re wifi isn’t working and you need the package “iwlwifi-3945-ucode-15.32.2.9-2-any.pkg.tar.gz” to fix this but you don’t have a wired connect. What do you do? Blast in your Arch cd, mount it, mount the packages sqfs file and install using pacman.

Mount cdrom:

mkdir /mnt/cdrom/
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom/

Mount *-pkgs.sqfs:

mkdir /mnt/pkgs/
mount -o loop core-pkgs.sqfs /mnt/pkgs/
cd /mnt/pkgs/

Install pkg.tar.gz:

pacman -U package-name.pkg.tar.gz