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marnold 10-02-2012 02:18 PM

NetworkManager global settings
 
I've been trying NetworkManager in Slackware64 14 and it seems to work pretty nicely. I like all of the networking info in the widget. However, I can't seem to figure out a way to set global network settings instead of user-by-user. If I log out of KDE, the network drops. That's a problem for me because I run ntpdate in the middle of the night for example. I know that with the rc.inet1 scripts and with wicd I can set the default network settings so it brings it up at boot time. Is there a way to do the same thing with NetworkManager?

Before someone asks, I prefer not to use the rc.inet1 scripts because it's a pain to set up WPA2 encrypted wireless. Not impossible, just clumsy. I was looking for an alternative to wicd because I didn't really like how it saved the WPA2 key in plain text.

I did a bunch of searching on this but came up empty. I thought I read through all of the docs on the Slackware64 14 disc, but I fear someone will point me to a bit I missed.

chrisretusn 10-02-2012 02:31 PM

In Manage Connections, Edit Network Connection, check the System connection check box.

marnold 10-02-2012 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisretusn (Post 4795250)
In Manage Connections, Edit Network Connection, check the System connection check box.

Awesome! Thanks! I don't know how I missed that box before, but I did.

I did notice, though, that NetworkManager also saves the WPA2 key as plain text. Granted, you need to be root to see it, but still.


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