I recently recommended to a few people wicd. Their recent debian
repository however can screw up. So do not head out with your laptop
unless you have applied the change here:

http://wicd.sourceforge.net/download.php

and the post from Urgazhi here

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=5891768

Fixed it for me. All hell was breaking loose without these two things
being done with their lenny repository version at least.

And COLA wars apart - sorry if my advice screwed your system. It had
worked for me until a recent update. It seems plenty of others got
caught too.

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