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roarinelk
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:02 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] KDE NetworkManager applet doesn't work Reply with quote

Hello,

On one of my up-to-date Gentoo machines the KDE NetworkManager applet (networkmanagement)
doesn't work; it always reports that networkmanager isn't running (it is and works fine).

I've already removed all traces of udev/dbus and it's glues/glib/polkit/consolekit/networkmanager
and rebuilt them, but the KDE applet insists that NM isn't running.

USE flags are identical to 3 other machines which have that applet working. The only difference
is that the problematic machine is 32bit whereas the rest are all 64bit.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

EDIT: "Solved" it by rebuilding the whole system with a brand new stage3.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi roarinelk.

It depends more on the packages version you have installed, than on the arch.

With KDE you have additionally to networkmanger package also knetworkmanager installed on older versions, which is replaced by kde-misc/networkmanagement on newer kde versions.


You could get the applet for the GUI by using the "add miniprorams" function out of the kicker bar. Choose something like so called network-connections to get it work.
Sorry, I don't know the exact wording of the GUI instructions.

Or, you are affected by this Bug: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=421577

Much success,

Andy.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I implemented the solution offered in the bug report, but it didn't help.
It didn't even work before polkit-0.106, and all other machines have 0.106 where
it DOES work.

The old kde knetworkmanager applet wasn't installed (I stripped the system down
to bare minimums before rebuilding all of KDE).
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roarinelk,

yesterday a new networkmanager package version came to the tree, did you tried this already?

Some other tips below, which solved some trouble on my systems in the past:

Try to:
delete the file,
Code:
rm /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state

is your consolekit use-flag enabled and your world built with it, and also the cosolekit daemon in the default-runlevel started?

If active in your runlevel, do:
Code:
rc-update del net.eth0 default
rc-update del dhcpcd default   

Did you migrate your old setting like listed below, to the newest syntax in /etc/rc.conf ?
if you need additional wlan functionality via knetworkmanager edit it like this:

old settings of: the /etc/conf.d/rc
Code:
RC_PLUG_SERVICES="!net.eth0 !net.wlan0"


Into my /etc/rc.conf there ist not longer a entry necessary, so the default works for me (hotplugging disabled).
I presume cause the built in hardware, eventually necessary to activate for wifi usb sticks.


[edit: actualization cause newer versions seems to work now with less changes of .configs]

Much success, Andy.
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