I upgraded from 13.1 to leap 42.1 (KDE). I am confused by what is now Network Manager because it’s not the straight forward GUI from 13.1.
I honestly don’t know if NM is on or how to turn it on. I see what looks like a red monitor, but get popup message “Network Inactive” when I mouse over it.
Then there are popup check boxes next to a wifi symbol and an airplane mode symbol? Then I see old wifi connections in the popup connection editor, but the connect and disconnect buttons are greyed out. Where do I turn this thing on? In 13.1, I have a checkbox that says “enable networking.” Where is it in leap 42.1?
Then I look up anything to do with networks. I activated all the network services. Under network settings, I changed wicked to network manager under the global tab. Same results. It worked in 13.1!
On Tue, 17 Nov 2015 07:16:01 +0000, HealingMindNOS wrote:
> hendersj;2737936 Wrote:
>> On Tue, 17 Nov 2015 02:06:02 +0000, HealingMindNOS wrote:
>> I’d probably start here:
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> Thanks for the reference. I saw that manual for 12.3. Problem is my
> inability to interpret the present leap NM.
It should be pretty similar to what’s in Factory, though it’s probably
not exactly the same.
I’ve been looking at the manual (KDE). I would like to know if that red monitor icon wherein there should be interface and control sections means trouble - if so, what does it usually mean? I assume the greyed out connect/disconnect buttons means trouble. There’s also no facility for scanning APs:
I decided to reinstall leap to see what happens. When the upgrade asked for network settings, I set up a wifi connection this time after an adhoc scan. The upgrade was a success except for one complaint about a checksum changing with a repository (to which I said no).
The point is the wifi connection worked and was stable during the upgrade. It seems that I now have a full installation of leap.
Unfortunately, the new upgrade has latched onto the same problems - which tells me that there’s a software switch somewhere that I don’t know about.
I have a belief that I am missing drop down menu(s) wherein the software switch is hidden for scanning/activating wifi networks. Could someone please hold my hand for a moment and tell me how to put back the dropdown menu in this window?
Thanks in advance!
P.S. I have changed global settings from wicked to network managed and activated all networks.
The problem still remains from last year wherein I am being fooled by the drastically different GUIs in Leap from 13.1. The tick boxes are obvious. Upon activation, visible access points on the other side of the applet are obvious.
In Leap, however, I remained clueless as to what to expect until I found the following popup graphic of NM (the way it’s supposed to behave):
As I understand, networking (including wifi) should work right “out of the box” for OSS, esp. if it’s the same machine. Right now, I have Leap on a different HDD, but on the same machine as 13.1. But I see yet another difference that concerns me. I can see my wifi network interface in 13.1:
Since I did have networking/downloads during the upgrade, I realize there’s probably a very simple switch/setting somewhere that I have yet to find. What is obvious in 13.1 is just not obvious to me in Leap. Could someone please indicate where those controls are to me? Thanks in advance.