No doubt this will seem really easy to someone, but for me, it's got me stumped!
I'm a fairly new Linux user. I tried out the LiveCD of Kubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper) on my laptop, and whilst it found all of my hardware and worked like a charm, it wouldn't allow me to connect to my wireless network, which is WPA encrypted. Looking at the packages through Adept I noted there was one called Network-Manager, which looking online seemed to be the solution. I couldn't install it as I was running LiveCD, so I installed Linux to the machine as I was intending to do anyway. Once I had - Network-Manager wasn't in the list, though it was before. Neither was it on the CD, as I followed some instructions elsewhere to ensure it was looking at the CD. I eventually found it online and installed it, with no errors. All well and good, but .... I can't run it.
I've tried running nm-applet through shell, and it tells me it doesn't exist. I've tried running "NetworkManager" through shell, and it tells me in no uncertain terms "You must be root to use NetworkManager!". So in shell, I used "sudo -i" to effectively give myself root privilidges and ... nothing happens. No error message, nothing runs, nothing changes. I can do it several times with the same result.
So ... am I missing something here? Is there an icon secretly hidden somewhere that I'm missing?
I've followed all the instructions that I can find, even though nearly all of them were insistant that Network-Manager was already installed (or should be in the Adept package manager, or in Add/Remove Programs - which it wasn't in either case.)
I find it ironic, as a new user, that everything works flawlessly, including the initial setup of the OS, and yet just installing and running one program has me at my wits end! *lol*
If anyone can advise me what to try next - if anything - I'd be very grateful indeed.