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Old 02-26-2013, 12:13 AM   #1
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KDE: annoying false network warning, slack 14


In any new install of slack, physical machine or virtual machine, I get this annoying red X that when clicked, it shows this warning about how my network is not set up.
But it is, I can go to google, etc...
 
Old 02-26-2013, 01:59 AM   #2
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Not much info to go on... where do you see this X?
 
Old 02-26-2013, 02:03 AM   #3
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Just remove it from the panel. It's for setting up wireless connections. If you're using a wire and dhcp it's not necessary.
 
Old 02-26-2013, 04:06 AM   #4
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If you want to use that NetworkManager applet, you first have to enable the NM daemon.
You achieve that by making its rc script executable:
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chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager
Then clean-up the Slackware network configuration file and remove all your network configuration:
Code:
vi /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
Then reboot the computer so that NetworkManager can take over from Slackware's rc.inet1 script. The red "X" will disappear and the applet will actually be useable.

Eric

Last edited by Alien Bob; 02-26-2013 at 03:21 PM. Reason: Typo
 
Old 02-26-2013, 11:59 AM   #5
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Is this THE alien bob?

Thanks.

My first impression of slack 14 was that its beta-ware that was full of problems I didn't have in 13.37.

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Old 02-26-2013, 12:45 PM   #6
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I have not had any issues with 14. It seems to run better than 13.37. (Your mileage may very though)
 
Old 02-26-2013, 03:25 PM   #7
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Is this THE alien bob?

Thanks.

My first impression of slack 14 was that its beta-ware that was full of problems I didn't have in 13.37.
Put your money where your mouth is please. What beta behaviour? If it's like the red cross in the networkmanager applet, then it may just be a lack of understanding of what you just installed - stuff which can be resolved without difficulty. The file CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT which is included on every Slackware DVD is worth reading.

Eric
 
Old 02-26-2013, 04:09 PM   #8
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Put your money where your mouth is please. What beta behaviour? If it's like the red cross in the networkmanager applet, then it may just be a lack of understanding of what you just installed - stuff which can be resolved without difficulty. The file CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT which is included on every Slackware DVD is worth reading.

Eric
Thank you sir.
Why am I not allowed to have a first impression?

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Old 02-26-2013, 04:18 PM   #9
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Why am I not allowed to have a first impression?
I invited you to tell about your first impression. What was it that you did not like?

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Old 02-26-2013, 07:41 PM   #10
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I invited you to tell about your first impression. What was it that you did not like?

Eric
Its probably not your intention, but you sound really very unfriendly.
I'll thank you for the third time for helping.

I work with multiple linuxes, windows, androids, and apple products at work and at home. No way I'm going to memorise everything.
That's why I ask questions and search for answers.

Have a virtual beer.
 
  


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