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Offline erwin

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« on: August 02, 2012, 04:03:46 AM »

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Re: network-manager Applet
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 04:42:46 AM »
but this network-manager-gnome.tcz or network-manager-kde.tcz is not that need?
although frankly saying few days ago i tried install network-manager-gnome.tcz
but did not found which should be settings for that it was placed in lxde tray
« Last Edit: August 02, 2012, 04:44:44 AM by AbNoRMiS »
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Re: network-manager Applet
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012, 06:18:46 PM »
network-manager-gnome is actually network-manager-applet

what you need is a system tray or a panel, start NetworkManager daemon and run nm-applet as root

to run nm-applet as a user you need to setup ConsoleKit, polkit-gnome, and gnome-keyring for storing passwords


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Re: network-manager Applet
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2012, 07:47:31 PM »
thanks Arslan :)
turned out that it was easier than i imagined
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Re: network-manager Applet
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012, 04:56:28 AM »
see this thread to setup consolekit
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,13783.msg77039.html#msg77039

then install nm-applet, lxpanel, start nm daemon and run nm-applet
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tce-load -wi network-manager-gnome
tce-load -wi lxpanel
sudo /usr/local/etc/init.d/dbus reload
sudo /usr/local/etc/init.d/NetworkManager start
lxpanel &
nm-applet --sm-disable &

for persistency add dbus and nm daemon start commands to bootlocal.sh
and the last two lines to ~/.X.d directory

nm-applet requires gnome-keyring to store passwords so another guide is needed for that
but nm-applet works without it if you don't mind typing password each time

also you can install a notification daemon: xfce4-notifyd or notify-osd
it displays pop-up messages from nm-applet

for vpn connection you need a vpn plugin: NetworkManager-vpnc

Edit: you should not add nm-applet in .X.d because if you look at .xsession a new process is forked with & as a result nm-applet is out of ck session
and you will have an unauthorized nm-applet at the end

instead use the original method
usr/local/etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 06:36:56 AM by Arslan S. »

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Re: network-manager Applet
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2012, 10:47:59 AM »
thanks Arslan, this is very useful information for me :)
may make sense add it to info for those who also will want have nm-applet in tray?
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