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    Default Cannot "close" network manager

    Pretty sure this falls under software, not networking. OS -> OpenSuSE version 13.2, KDE 4 running on my desktop, wicked installed by default to manage my network card (no problems whatsoever).

    Issue I am having: in the taskbar is the icon for network manager with an red X through it, complaining that it is not connected (yet I am on the internet all the time, so I am connected). I read breifly before somewhere that network manager is not compatible with wicked (does not bother me in any way), what I would like to do would be to turn off the network manager program yet nothing I try exits the program. Right clicking, no options to do this; settings, no options...

    This is not crucial, just an annoyance. If anyone can tell me how to turn off the program "network manager" so I don't have to look at that icon anymore, it would be greatly appreciated.

    If this should belong to the networking forum, I apologize now for the mistake.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by almcneill View Post
    This is not crucial, just an annoyance. If anyone can tell me how to turn off the program "network manager" so I don't have to look at that icon anymore, it would be greatly appreciated.
    This is no "program", it is a system tray applet.

    You can disable or hide it in the "System Tray Settings". To reach them, right-click on an empty space in the system tray, the easiest spot is the small up-arrow just left of the digital clock.

    OTOH, you can switch between Wicked and NetworkManager in YaST->Network Devices->Network Settings->Global Options.
    Last edited by wolfi323; 03-Apr-2015 at 14:44.

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    Default Re: Cannot "close" network manager

    Did the trick, had a feeling it was simple to the point that I was overlooking it, thanks for the info!

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    Default Re: Cannot "close" network manager

    And when you are not interested in running NM at all, you can of course de-install it. That will certainly remove the applet

    BTW, this is not a joke, I do not install NM at all (saving me the de-install) on "fixed place systems (like computer room or desktop ones).
    Henk van Velden

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    And when you are not interested in running NM at all, you can of course de-install it. That will certainly remove the applet
    Yes, with KDE this is an option as well.

    But it will not be possible if you want to have GNOME installed as well.
    gnome-shell itself requires NetworkManager.

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    Default Re: Cannot "close" network manager

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    But it will not be possible if you want to have GNOME installed as well.
    gnome-shell itself requires NetworkManager.

    In any case a reason for me not to consider using Gnome. Thanks for the info, can save me some time.
    Henk van Velden

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post

    In any case a reason for me not to consider using Gnome. Thanks for the info, can save me some time.
    Just to be clear: gnome-shell requires NetworkManager on a package level, i.e. you need to have NetworkManager installed when installing/using GNOME.
    GNOME should work fine with NetworkManager being disabled.

    And a quick search revealed that mate-panel requires NetworkManager as well. Not really surprising though, as MATE is a fork of GNOME(2).

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    Default Re: Cannot "close" network manager

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    GNOME should work fine with NetworkManager being disabled.
    Strange way of handling IMHO. But I of course do not know the logic of the idea behind this. I am not sure, but some might call this bloatware, or do I misunderstand the meaning of this term?
    Henk van Velden

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Strange way of handling IMHO. But I of course do not know the logic of the idea behind this.
    AIUI, GNOME's networking applet is directly integrated in the shell/panel and cannot be removed/uninstalled. (there is the stand-alone nm-applet too, but that is not used by GNOME itself, although it is in the package NetworkManager-gnome, for historical reasons I suppose)

    You'd have to ask the GNOME developers though, why they did it this way.

    One reason might be that NetworkManager is actually a GNOME project...

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    On 04/04/2015 07:06 AM, wolfi323 wrote:
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    > hcvv;2703105 Wrote:
    >> Strange way of handling IMHO. But I of course do not know the logic of
    >> the idea behind this.

    > AIUI, GNOME's networking applet is directly integrated in the
    > shell/panel and cannot be removed/uninstalled. (there is the stand-alone
    > nm-applet too, but that is not used by GNOME itself, although it is in
    > the package NetworkManager-gnome, for historical reasons I suppose)
    >
    > You'd have to ask the GNOME developers though, why they did it this way.
    >
    > One reason might be that NetworkManager is actually a GNOME project...
    >
    >


    When in Gnome, do as the Gnomens do. :-)

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