Comment on How to fix wicd 1.7.0+ds1-5 Connection Failed: Bad Password on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Merkaaat) by Vitor Morgado.
It was related with network manager but that’s because wpa suplicant is being used more than once at same time.
First time when i got this error i digged all the foruns, all was pointing to be a problem with network-manager. It’s almost correct! What was happening was, as you said, wicd and n-man were both using wpa supplicant at same time. Well i never had any network manager on my dist, wicd was the default.
I looked at this:
“wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c /var/lib/wicd/configurations/0022b0aa424a -D wext”
it wasn’t really genuine, but i realised that wicd was loading all configuration files from /var/liv/wicd/configurations ( were 3 in my case ) and that would explain why i was able to connect sometimes after reboot and others don’t ( “loading lag”) and also why if i suspended or the connection died i couldn’t connect again.
This also explains why people with fresh install could resolve the connection problem after deleting network manager and those who had upgraded wicd couldn’t. ( old config being loaded ).
SOLUTION (plz update your post as it is very good and the reason i found this :P):
Delete all those configs!
Atleast worked for me and makes sence. Try and gimme some feedback.
Peace and Love.
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