Wicd = Bad password, but wpa_supplicant connects fine

Hello.
I have a working wireless connection using wpa_supplicant and the network daemon, it comes up at boot fine.  I'd like to use wicd instead but it won't connect.  The config file that wicd generates differs from my working wpa_supplicant.conf but I don't see any way to override what it uses.
I'm running Arch64 and wicd-1.6.0-2.
My working wpa_supplicant setup:
$ cat /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=wheel
ap_scan=1
network={
ssid="mywireless"
scan_ssid=1
proto=WPA
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
pairwise=TKIP
group=TKIP
psk="this is secret"
priority=5
$ cat /etc/rc.conf
NETWORKS=(!dhcp_wired wireless)
DAEMONS=(syslog-ng hal network !wicd net-profiles netfs crond alsa)
The config that wicd generates when using WPA 1/2 (Preshared Key):
$ cat /var/lib/wicd/configurations/001d7eff6a78
ap_scan=1
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
network={
ssid="<hidden>"
scan_ssid=0
proto=WPA RSN
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
pairwise=CCMP TKIP
group=CCMP TKIP
psk="this is secret"
$ cat /etc/rc.conf
NETWORKS=(!dhcp_wired !wireless)
DAEMONS=(syslog-ng hal !network wicd net-profiles netfs crond alsa)
Using WPA 1/2 (Passphrase) results in an unquoted hexidecimal psk, and still doesn't work.
Running wicd-client just gives a list of detected ssids in the logging, including:
ESSID : <hidden>
Any ideas how to get wicd connecting?
Thanks
UBob

Please file a bug report on the project site of wicd. It seems that this is an upstream issue. You can find a similar problem on the wicd forum here: http://wicd.net/punbb/viewtopic.php?id=591
Answer from one of the developers (the network card driver was a ath5k):
I think this is an issue with your wireless card drivers. Most do not deal well with hidden ESSIDs. Since hiding the ESSID gives you no advantage, you should just make the access point visible. That will solve the problem.
Daniel

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