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Offline Arslan S.

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network-manager-applet how to
« on: August 04, 2012, 06:51:53 AM »
This guide assumes that you are running Tiny Core Base with flwm

First you have to install consolekit if you want to store passwords else you have to run nm-applet as root
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,13783.msg77039.html#msg77039

then install network-manager-gnome and add to /opt/bootlocal.sh
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/usr/local/etc/init.d/dbus reload
/usr/local/etc/init.d/NetworkManager start

you need a system tray for nm-applet to show up itself
so install lxpanel and
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echo "lxpanel &" > ~/.X.d/lxpanel
for technical reasons you should not start nm-applet in .X.d
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 run nm-applet manually or create a menu item to do it

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
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 09:50:30 AM by Arslan S. »

Offline coreplayer2

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Re: network-manager-applet how to
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 09:19:22 AM »
Interesting, but what is this switch please  " --sm-disable "

Offline Arslan S.

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Re: network-manager-applet how to
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 09:46:09 AM »
Interesting, but what is this switch please  " --sm-disable "

nothing actually probably it has been deprecated
newer versions don't have that option

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Re: network-manager-applet how to
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012, 10:21:06 AM »
ok thanks