I am using ubuntu 20.04 focal 64bit. Pre installed network manager is giving me headache. It suddenly drops wifi connection. On scanning again it shows no visible network. The input command

lshw -C network

gives output

*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface

while searching for the solution i saw WICD solves the problem but how do i install on my laptop. INPUT

sudo apt install wicd


E: package 'wicd' has no installation candidate
  • i recently swiched to ubuntu i am a newbie. I liked it very much. Only the wifi drop is giving me problems
    – parv desai
    May 16, 2020 at 6:35
  • Mind that it probably is smarter to fix your problem, The drop of the connection can be because your router is not configured correctly.It could be the channel you are using. If that is the case wicd will not be the solution regardless of what online is stated.
    – Rinzwind
    May 16, 2020 at 8:00

1 Answer 1


The wicd-gtk was removed from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS repositories because of Python 2 deprecation.

But you still can install it if you download packages manually from 19.10:

mkdir -p ~/Downloads/wicd
cd ~/Downloads/wicd

wget http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/pygtk/python-gtk2_2.24.0-6_amd64.deb
wget http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/pygtk/python-glade2_2.24.0-6_amd64.deb

wget http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/w/wicd/python-wicd_1.7.4+tb2-6_all.deb
wget http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/w/wicd/wicd-daemon_1.7.4+tb2-6_all.deb
wget http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/w/wicd/wicd-gtk_1.7.4+tb2-6_all.deb

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ./*.deb
sudo apt-get install ./*.deb # second time for correct configuration

and then use it.

  • 1
    And people ask me why I prefer appimage... This is exactly what I want appimage or flatpak for
    – iopq
    Jun 28, 2020 at 14:12
  • Problem: Can't install those packets
    – france1
    Jul 30, 2021 at 12:42
  • Solution: install on 20.04 LTS.
    – N0rbert
    Jul 30, 2021 at 12:55
  • Do we need to uninstall NetworkManager and/or network-manager if we get wicd? If so, should it be removed before or after installing wicd (or does it matter)?
    – The MAJOR
    Aug 10, 2022 at 17:50

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