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I just installed Slackware 13 and I cannot see my network settings with KDE
I get an error "could not parse XML file()" My networks connect fine and I can see them with iwlist or ifconfig from the command line....just cant see the setting with KDE. I have the same problem on both my Laptop and Desktop computers. Any ideas??
welcome to LQ,
If everything works fine in your network, why do you want to see the settings in KDE? I don't know what to do to make KDE show the networksettings. But it is not the prefered method in Slackware, to configure the system via a gui-tool.
It's easier to switch networks.....especially on my Laptop. I used the GUI
with Slackware 12.2 and it was easier to change the wireless settings...just "point and click". Now I have to edit my /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf file to switch wireless networks...PITA!!
your networkinterface is set up correct with the appropriate drivers. But it did not get an IP-configuration via DHCP. If you use DHCP you shoud try:
(as root) if you don't have DHCP it is necessary to edit rc.inet1.conf and create the necessary entries manually.
The IP-adress which ifconfig shows for eth0 is a so called APIPA-adress (automatic private ip adressing) which the computer generates if there is noch configuration available via DHCP.
Have you used Slackware before installing Slack13? Have you made any changes? As far as I know the network-configuration while the installation has not changed since earlier versions of Slackware.
this is a plain vanilla installation I did yesterday.
I have played with Slackware since version 8, then installed Slack 11 and even played with wireless. But I never had such problems... Usually network was up and running without issues.
I will give it another try and will revert back in case I do not succeed.