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Old 08-06-2012, 09:27 AM   #1
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Network Manager


Hi!

As someone stated to me once: A first couple of installs of slackware will be a learning experience.
The only problem i have is that i don'r seem to get network manager to work. I try and try, and doesn't work. I installed the packages and dependencies as stated in one of the posts here on LQ forums. Then i tried to run nm applet - didn't work. So i tried making it executable (the rc.networkmanager) - it wouldn't run.

Is there a step by step tutorial?
And i need NM, because i can't get my net working via wicd, because i don't know how to set wpa supplicant with .pem certificate file for my eduroam network. If i manage to connect online, i'll be able to learn more and stop harrasing you guys

help please
 
Old 08-06-2012, 09:52 AM   #2
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you running 13.37?
and installed from here http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...etworkManager/ ?
how about this:

Quote:
You will also need to start rc.networkmanager during boot - you can use
rc.local, or perhaps you'll want to edit rc.M's call to rc.wicd... :-)
did you do that?
 
Old 08-06-2012, 09:59 AM   #3
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Is there a step by step tutorial?
There is no specific Slackware tutorial. NetworkManager has only been included in official Slackware in the -current development tree.

From what you posted, it would seem that you have installed the stable release of Slackware-13.37. If you have been learning how to perform Slackware installs, then now be a good time to learn how to upgrade to Slackware-current. NetworkManager is supported in KDE and XFCE. It can also be made to work in other window managers, although there are some additional steps.
 
Old 08-06-2012, 10:02 AM   #4
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I will be running 13.37 for the fourth time, when i clear out the details then i put the files to my USB key and then continue

Just so this time i don't screw up entirely again, could you post what i have to do, step by step, with the above methods mentioned?

Thanks guys!

edit: yes, i was using stable. But, is there a way to setup my wpa supplicant and .pem file in wicd? Or via terminal?

Why i need NM otherwise is just for the fact, i have to use 802.1X security option, import the .pem file and write my username and password. Anyway it could be done in Slackware stable 13.37 without Network manager?

I hope there's more than one way to skin a cat

Thanks guys, you're very patient

Last edited by holden87; 08-06-2012 at 10:04 AM.
 
Old 08-06-2012, 10:22 AM   #5
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I have no experience, but this seems a good place to start.
http://www.codealias.info/technotes/...es_linux_setup
 
Old 08-06-2012, 12:29 PM   #6
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I'm not real sharp on this stuff but here’s what I did.

On 13.37 -64 I installed these packages:

NetworkManager
ORBit2
GConf
libtasn1
libgnome-keyring
gnome-keyring
network-manager-applet
mobile-broadband-provider-info
ModemManager
NetworkManager-openvpn

Then in /etc/rc.d/rc.M
I changed:
# Start wicd:
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd ]; then
sh /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd start
fi

to:
# Start networkmanager:
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager ]; then
sh /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager start
fi

then issued:
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager
/etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager start

This is what worked for me on my system.
Hope this helps.

EDIT:
As stated by allend NetworkaManager works out on the box in -Current by just issuing:
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager
/etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager start
-Current is very stable right now.

Last edited by slackass; 08-06-2012 at 12:57 PM. Reason: oooooops!
 
Old 08-06-2012, 01:03 PM   #7
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So, if i install current, NM is already installed, i just have to run those two commands?

Thank you!
 
Old 08-06-2012, 01:37 PM   #8
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Yup.
 
Old 08-06-2012, 02:16 PM   #9
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Also, don't forget to comment out any stuff previously configured in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf before running NetworkManager.
 
  


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