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Old 06-13-2010, 02:24 PM   #1
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network-manager-applet not showing in system tray (KDE)


I just installed NetworkManager and network-manager-applet from SlackBuilds.org.

nm-applet seems to start OK, but it doesn't appear in my system tray.
Do I need Gnome to use this?

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Old 06-13-2010, 02:56 PM   #2
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It works in XFCE. I've never tried it in KDE.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 02:59 PM   #3
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Hmm. It's also not working in XFCE.

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Old 06-13-2010, 03:06 PM   #4
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This may or may not be relevant since you built it via slackbuilds, but take a look at the part about NetworkManager here.

What does
Code:
nm-applet
from a terminal have to say?
 
Old 06-13-2010, 03:21 PM   #5
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Thanks, I'll check that link.
Did you build network manager from SlackBuilds or install GSB?

When I run nm-applet, it says
Code:
** (nm-applet:28326): WARNING **: get_all_cb: couldn't retrieve system settings properties: (2) The name org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerSystemSettings was not provided by any .service files.

** (nm-applet:28326): WARNING **: fetch_connections_done: error fetching system connections: (2) The name org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerSystemSettings was not provided by any .service files.
EDIT:
There's an update for NetworkManager in
http://slackbuilds.org/ready/

I'll try that when it's added

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Old 06-13-2010, 03:37 PM   #6
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I installed gsb, but I get that same message when I run it from a computer that I didn't enable NetworkManager on when I run nm-applet from KDE. I'm now on my laptop where I use NetworkManager and I get something else. I don't have KDE installed on this machine to test from KDE.

I would check to see if NetworkManager is running.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 03:45 PM   #7
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Thanks

NetworkManager seems to close right away
Code:
bash-4.1# /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager start
Starting NetworkManager daemon:  /usr/sbin/NetworkManager
bash-4.1# pidof NetworkManager

bash-4.1# NetworkManager --no-daemon
NetworkManager: <info>  starting...
NetworkManager: <info>  Trying to start the modem-manager...
NetworkManager: Loaded plugin keyfile: (c) 2007 - 2008 Red Hat, Inc.  To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
NetworkManager: <ERROR>	[1276458189.284936] main (): Failed to initialize the network manager: Could not load plugin 'vpn': /usr/lib/NetworkManager/libnm-settings-plugin-vpn.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
NetworkManager: traceback:
NetworkManager: 	NetworkManager(main+0x1228) [0x807da78]
NetworkManager: 	/lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe6) [0xb7167b86]
NetworkManager: 	NetworkManager() [0x805c7b1]
Trace/breakpoint trap
I tried installing all of the network manager plugins at SlackBuilds.org, but still get the same error.

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Old 06-13-2010, 03:52 PM   #8
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Try starting it as root with
Code:
NetworkManager
 
Old 06-13-2010, 03:54 PM   #9
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No error messages, but it doesn't start

Code:
bash-4.1# NetworkManager 
bash-4.1# pidof NetworkManager

bash-4.1#
 
Old 06-13-2010, 03:57 PM   #10
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Quote:
root@dtest:/home/dtest# ls -alt /usr/sbin/NetworkManager
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 531376 May 16 06:41 /usr/sbin/NetworkManager
It works fine here if I start NetworkManager as root, and then do nm-applet.
Quote:
root@dtest:/home/dtest# NetworkManager
root@dtest:/home/dtest# pidof NetworkManager
6691
 
Old 06-13-2010, 05:01 PM   #11
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I'm hoping this is just a problem with Robby's SlackBuild and is fixed in the new version he uploaded.

I'll take a look at GSB's SlackBuilds while waiting for it.

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Old 06-13-2010, 06:52 PM   #12
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I've run NetworkManager without GSB before. I just used the SalixOS repos. They have good packages and it's their stated aim to be 100% binary compatible with Slackware. I followed these directions http://task3.cc/1434/network-manager...-and-easy-way/

I may have been incorrect, and the instructions are adapted from GSB rather than Salix. All the same it's how I did it prior to installing GSB (which I really enjoy on my laptop BTW).

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Old 06-13-2010, 09:43 PM   #13
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Thanks

NetworkManager seems to close right away
Code:
bash-4.1# /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager start
Starting NetworkManager daemon:  /usr/sbin/NetworkManager
bash-4.1# pidof NetworkManager

bash-4.1# NetworkManager --no-daemon
NetworkManager: <info>  starting...
NetworkManager: <info>  Trying to start the modem-manager...
NetworkManager: Loaded plugin keyfile: (c) 2007 - 2008 Red Hat, Inc.  To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
NetworkManager: <ERROR>	[1276458189.284936] main (): Failed to initialize the network manager: Could not load plugin 'vpn': /usr/lib/NetworkManager/libnm-settings-plugin-vpn.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
NetworkManager: traceback:
NetworkManager: 	NetworkManager(main+0x1228) [0x807da78]
NetworkManager: 	/lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe6) [0xb7167b86]
NetworkManager: 	NetworkManager() [0x805c7b1]
Trace/breakpoint trap
I tried installing all of the network manager plugins at SlackBuilds.org, but still get the same error.

Try removing "vpn" from the plugins entry in /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf, that'll stop that error. I
 
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:43 PM   #14
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Thanks!

Network manager starts now and shows in the system tray, but I can't scan for wireless networks. It says "Device not ready"

Code:
root@steven-pc:/home/steven# NetworkManager --no-daemon
NetworkManager: <info>  starting...
NetworkManager: <info>  Trying to start the modem-manager...
NetworkManager: Loaded plugin keyfile: (c) 2007 - 2008 Red Hat, Inc.  To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
NetworkManager: <info>  WiFi enabled by radio killswitch; enabled by state file
NetworkManager: <info>  WWAN enabled by radio killswitch; enabled by state file
NetworkManager: <info>  (eth1): driver supports SSID scans (scan_capa 0x01).
NetworkManager: <info>  (eth1): new 802.11 WiFi device (driver: 'wl')
NetworkManager: <info>  (eth1): exported as /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/0
NetworkManager: <info>  (eth1): now managed
NetworkManager: <info>  (eth1): device state change: 1 -> 2 (reason 2)
NetworkManager: <info>  (eth1): preparing device.
NetworkManager: <info>  (eth1): deactivating device (reason: 2).
-- Error received: Numerical result out of range
-- Original message: type=0x19 length=56 flags=<REQUEST,ACK> sequence-nr=1276483118 pid=4196248
NetworkManager: <WARN>  check_one_route(): (eth1) error -34 returned from rtnl_route_del(): Sucess

NetworkManager: supplicant_interface_acquire: assertion `mgr_state == NM_SUPPLICANT_MANAGER_STATE_IDLE' failed
NetworkManager: <info>  (eth0): carrier is OFF
NetworkManager: <info>  (eth0): new Ethernet device (driver: 'r8169')
NetworkManager: <info>  (eth0): exported as /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/1
NetworkManager: <info>  (eth0): now managed
NetworkManager: <info>  (eth0): device state change: 1 -> 2 (reason 2)
NetworkManager: <info>  (eth0): bringing up device.
NetworkManager: <info>  (eth0): preparing device.
NetworkManager: <info>  (eth0): deactivating device (reason: 2).
NetworkManager: Added default wired connection 'Auto eth0' for /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.2/0000:04:00.0/net/eth0
-- Error received: File exists
-- Original message: type=0x14 length=56 flags=<REQUEST,ACK,ATOMIC> sequence-nr=1276483136 pid=4196248
NetworkManager: <WARN>  default_adapter_cb(): bluez error getting default adapter: The name org.bluez was not provided by any .service files
NetworkManager: <info>  Trying to start the supplicant...
EDIT:
I uninstalled and rebuilt network manager. Now it's working.

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Old 06-15-2010, 07:36 AM   #15
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There were a couple of local edits I'd done while testing (and succeeded in getting everything to work) but I'd forgotten to merge those local edits with the stuff I put on SlackBuilds.org. Everything is synced now, so it should all work as desired :-)
 
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