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    Default problem with NetworkManager

    openSUSE 13.1
    kde

    When adding the widget "NetworkManager" to only reports that
    NetworkMAnager is not running. Checking with:

    Code:
    toshiba-lt:~ # systemctl status NetworkManager.service
    NetworkManager.service - Network Manager
    Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/NetworkManager.service; enabled)
    Active: active (running) since Thu 2014-01-09 18:50:11 EST; 1min 46s ago
    Main PID: 8456 (NetworkManager)
    Shows that NetworkManager is indeed running, But the only configuration
    option offered in the widget is for VPN which I don't use. Is this an
    easy fix or do I need to create a bug report?

    Ken

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    Default Re: problem with NetworkManager

    Quote Originally Posted by kensch View Post
    openSUSE 13.1
    kde

    When adding the widget "NetworkManager" to only reports that
    NetworkMAnager is not running. Checking with:

    Code:
    toshiba-lt:~ # systemctl status NetworkManager.service
    NetworkManager.service - Network Manager
    Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/NetworkManager.service; enabled)
    Active: active (running) since Thu 2014-01-09 18:50:11 EST; 1min 46s ago
    Main PID: 8456 (NetworkManager)
    Shows that NetworkManager is indeed running, But the only configuration
    option offered in the widget is for VPN which I don't use. Is this an
    easy fix or do I need to create a bug report?

    Ken
    How and what do you mean that you "installed the Network Manager widget?" Are you talking about the Desktop widgets? If so, that is a 3rd party object with unknown capabilities.

    The proper way to view your Network Manager is to look at the "Tray icons" by default at the right end of the main panel (by default bottom of display). If it's not visible immediately, it's likely hidden so click on the "up" arrow to display all hidden icons.

    From the Network Manager icon, see if your missing functionality is there.

    HTH,
    TSU

  3. #3

    Default Re: problem with NetworkManager

    On 01/13/2014 01:36 PM, tsu2 pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
    > kensch;2614755 Wrote:
    >> openSUSE 13.1
    >> kde
    >>
    >> When adding the widget "NetworkManager" to only reports that
    >> NetworkMAnager is not running. Checking with:
    >>

    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > > >

    > >
    > > toshiba-lt:~ # systemctl status NetworkManager.service
    > > NetworkManager.service - Network Manager
    > > Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/NetworkManager.service; enabled)
    > > Active: active (running) since Thu 2014-01-09 18:50:11 EST; 1min 46s ago
    > > Main PID: 8456 (NetworkManager)
    > >
    > >

    > --------------------
    >> Shows that NetworkManager is indeed running, But the only
    >> configuration
    >> option offered in the widget is for VPN which I don't use. Is this an
    >> easy fix or do I need to create a bug report?
    >>
    >> Ken

    > How and what do you mean that you "installed the Network Manager
    > widget?" Are you talking about the Desktop widgets? If so, that is a 3rd
    > party object with unknown capabilities.


    No, I "added not installed" the widget to the desktop by right clicking
    on the desktop and selecting "add widget".
    >
    > The proper way to view your Network Manager is to look at the "Tray
    > icons" by default at the right end of the main panel (by default bottom
    > of display). If it's not visible immediately, it's likely hidden so
    > click on the "up" arrow to display all hidden icons.


    I have tried this way as well.

    >
    > From the Network Manager icon, see if your missing functionality is
    > there.


    Same view. Image is here: http://susepaste.org/40152559


    Ken

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    Default Re: problem with NetworkManager

    The Desktop widget is not part of Network Manager itself, it's a 3rd party creation to give you an alternate way of viewing Network Manager. And, as always YMMV when using 3rd party apps.

    Invoke and view NM as I described.

    TSU

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    Default Re: problem with NetworkManager

    On 01/14/2014 10:26 AM, tsu2 pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
    > The Desktop widget is not part of Network Manager itself, it's a 3rd
    > party creation to give you an alternate way of viewing Network Manager.
    > And, as always YMMV when using 3rd party apps.
    >
    > Invoke and view NM as I described.
    >
    > TSU
    >
    >


    Let me repeat myself since you did not read it the first time! I did
    click on the up arrow on the task bar and then clicked on NM with the
    same results. Did you not read this part of my reply to you:

    <Quote>
    >
    > The proper way to view your Network Manager is to look at the "Tray
    > icons" by default at the right end of the main panel (by default bottom
    > of display). If it's not visible immediately, it's likely hidden so
    > click on the "up" arrow to display all hidden icons.


    I have tried this way as well.

    </Quote>

    All it shows is an empty window.

    Ken

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    Default Re: problem with NetworkManager

    On 01/14/2014 02:27 PM, Ken Schneider pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
    > On 01/14/2014 10:26 AM, tsu2 pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
    >> The Desktop widget is not part of Network Manager itself, it's a 3rd
    >> party creation to give you an alternate way of viewing Network Manager.
    >> And, as always YMMV when using 3rd party apps.
    >>
    >> Invoke and view NM as I described.
    >>
    >> TSU
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Let me repeat myself since you did not read it the first time! I did
    > click on the up arrow on the task bar and then clicked on NM with the
    > same results. Did you not read this part of my reply to you:
    >
    > <Quote>
    >>
    >> The proper way to view your Network Manager is to look at the "Tray
    >> icons" by default at the right end of the main panel (by default bottom
    >> of display). If it's not visible immediately, it's likely hidden so
    >> click on the "up" arrow to display all hidden icons.

    >
    > I have tried this way as well.
    >
    > </Quote>
    >
    > All it shows is an empty window.
    >
    > Ken


    This is the applet I am using:

    Code:
    S | Name                       | Type    | Version        | Arch   |
    Repository
    --+----------------------------+---------+----------------+--------+----------------------
    i | plasmoid-networkmanagement | package | 0.9.0.10-2.8.1 | x86_64 |
    openSUSE-13.1-Update
    This is from the OSS repo plus Updates so it IS NOT third party.

    Ken

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    Default Re: problem with NetworkManager

    Verify all default NM packages are installed.
    Code:
    zypper se networkmanager libnm
    The following packages should already be installed (13.1/KDE4)

    networkmanager
    networkmanager-kde4-libs
    networkmanager-kde4-libs-lang
    networkmanager-openvpn
    networkmanager-openvpn-kde4
    networkmanager-pptp
    networkmanager-vpnc
    networkmanager-vpnc-kde4
    libnm-glib-vpn1
    libnm-glib4
    libnm-util2
    libproxy1-networkmanager

    TSU

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    Default Re: problem with NetworkManager

    On 01/15/2014 10:26 AM, tsu2 pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
    > Verify all default NM packages are installed.
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > zypper se networkmanager libnm
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > The following packages should already be installed (13.1/KDE4)
    >
    > networkmanager
    > networkmanager-kde4-libs
    > networkmanager-kde4-libs-lang
    > networkmanager-openvpn
    > networkmanager-openvpn-kde4
    > networkmanager-pptp
    > networkmanager-vpnc
    > networkmanager-vpnc-kde4
    > libnm-glib-vpn1
    > libnm-glib4
    > libnm-util2
    > libproxy1-networkmanager
    >


    I have all of those and more:

    NetworkManager
    NetworkManager-kde4-libs
    NetworkManager-kde4-libs-lang
    NetworkManager-lang
    NetworkManager-openconnect
    NetworkManager-openconnect-kde4
    NetworkManager-openconnect-lang
    NetworkManager-openvpn
    NetworkManager-openvpn-kde4
    NetworkManager-pptp
    NetworkManager-pptp-kde4
    NetworkManager-pptp-lang
    NetworkManager-vpnc
    NetworkManager-vpnc-kde4
    NetworkManager-vpnc-lang
    libNetworkManagerQt0
    libnm-glib-vpn1
    libnm-glib4
    libnm-gtk0
    libnm-util2
    libproxy1-networkmanager
    typelib-1_0-NetworkManager-1_0

    As I don't use/need vpn I'm thinking of deleting them. I'm still stumped
    as to why this behavior started in the first place. The applet was
    working fine after the install on November 2 until some updates a couple
    of weeks ago.

    Thanks for the assistance.

    Ken

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    Default Re: problem with NetworkManager [SOLVED] Sorta

    On 01/15/2014 05:22 PM, Ken Schneider pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
    > On 01/15/2014 10:26 AM, tsu2 pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
    >> Verify all default NM packages are installed.
    >>
    >> Code:
    >> --------------------
    >> zypper se networkmanager libnm
    >> --------------------


    In the end I was looking at a re-install (sucks as a solution) so I
    decided to upgrade all of KDE to 4.12 by adding the appropriate repos
    and using "Switch System Packages to this repo". After the packages were
    upgraded and after a reboot and login NM applet was working again.

    I hope the helps someone else who run into the same problem.

    Ken

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    Default Re: problem with NetworkManager

    I am having similar issues. WiFi connects well when I log. If for some reason the connection falls, the system does not reconnnect and the available networks are no longer visible in the system tray app. If I log out and log in again, they become visible. As a workaround, I can edit one of the wireless connections in KDEe control module and re-enter the password, then the connection is established but the system tray does not show available networks.

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