removing wicd

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removing wicd

Postby Richard-TX » Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:27 pm

First I decided to remove Wicd, and that should match your question (then I tried Wicd without NM, but that's another story...).

Normally, if installed from a package (apt-get), the line

sudo apt-get purge wicd

should be enough. If not, and installed from the source, there is a in wicd-dir/ source code dir that should fix the uninstallation. If not...

the theory wants that editing


and set START_DAEMON=no would be enough of a job to just stop the process and family from starting. But it's not enough. So... when a program is tied to several places that don't rely on a single config file, I remove it completely: (it's also linked to my own gnome configuration, and yours may vary)

ensure the init program does not run

That's basically in /etc/rcX.d. All the S20wicd can be renamed K00wicd automatically, thanks to a script like rcconf.

And now remove the crumbs...

move the desktop autostart stuff

Something like

mv /etc/xdg/autostart/wicd-tray.desktop /etc/xdg/wicd-tray.desktop.donotstart


Similar to the above

mv /etc/dbus-1/system.d/wicd.conf /etc/dbus-1/wicd.conf.donotstart

And reboot, wicd should be quieter.
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