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Old 01-27-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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How to get the old Network Manager back.

Well... I recently switched to Mageia and am very happy with it (Ill change my sig one of these days :P ) but there is one issue: The "Network Center" thingamabob that Mageia uses isnt as... Well... I know how to use the Network Manager better; lets leave it at that. So, how do I get to that Network Manager that almost every other distro uses?
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The front end of Network Manager is nice; the internals are not so nice, and the compiling of it is troublesome in the extreme. Further, it only works with X running.

If your distro hasn't got it and you want it anyhow, download it from somebody else's distro, and try setting it up. It's part of gnome
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Like he said, but also done with kde.

The gui is just a handler for the *.conf files.

Simmillarly, old files may be renamed filename.tla~
These can be read with any text editor.

Most times permissions or a double switch somewhere can undo all the good work.

If you experiment, like me, take notes (please).

I have a list of files worth backing up when they work.

If you want I can post it here.

Cheers, Glenn


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