11.3 MS7: Networkmanager - Network Management disabled

Hi there,

after updating to MS 7 via “zypper dup”, the kde4-networkmanager-applet shows “Unmanaged” / “Network Management disabled”. I tried to:

rcnetwork restart

without success.


gives me

Networkmanager Tool
State: asleep

Module for wireless is loaded (iwl3945), what to do to get my network back ?

Regards, pepun.

I had the same problem. I can’t recall the exact steps, but you must go into Yast, and there must be a button with “network settings?..” … Actually I don’t know which button exactly one, just try some of them out… when you click that a window appears with a question in it written which application should handle network things: there are 2 radiobuttons and you must click onto NetworkManager. After you have done that and confirm the window, all NetworkManager Tools start immediately.

I’m sorry that I can only explain so fuzzy, I have uninstalled it already :s. Hope it helps, though



seems to be a problem of missing (non-installed) firmware for Intel 3945 (iwl3945) and maybe others too, see https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=608979 and https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=608966.

So, i’ll wait.

The traditional method with ifup is active to chabge use yast > network devices > network settings > global options set the appropriate radio button


updated to openSUSE 11.3 BUILD 634 (?) (at least something later then MS7) via wired-ethernet and the bug mentioned 2 threads above is resolved. Wireless is up again.

Fine. Regards, pepun.

How did you “upgrade to something past MS7” ?
Which repository did you use? factory?

I desperately need this working …



indeed i used the factory repo’s (Factory distribution - openSUSE) and did a “zypper dup” which of course updated not just networkmanager. But beside of my wireless working again there were no negative effect.

(Because of non-working wireless i did it via wired ethernet.)

Regards, pepun.

I just did a fresh install of 11.3 and have the same problem. However the “switching from ifup” trick didn’t work for me. I lost connectivity after a crash (I wasnt monitoring the computer so I’m not sure what happened, I can tell you the run time was only a few hours out from the fresh install and I had recently updated with update app).

Any clues?