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Re: Windowmaker and NetworkManager



On 1/28/09, suvayu ali <fatkasuvayu+linux gmail com> wrote:
> 2009/1/28 suvayu ali <fatkasuvayu+linux gmail com>:
>
> > 2009/1/28 Steve <steve lonetwin net>:
>  >> Hi Suvayu,
>  >>
>  >>  On Wed 28/01/09  3:51 PM , suvayu ali fatkasuvayu+linux gmail com sent:
>  >>> Hi,
>  >>>
>  >>> How do I manage my networks when I am using windowmaker as my desktop
>  >>> manager? I can connect to my wifi network using NM on Gnome, but in
>  >>> wmaker, I don't have any Internet connection. I tried running
>  >>> NetworkManager from terminal, but that didn't help. Any ideas?
>  >>
>  >> I use 'docker'[1]. This tool has been the sole reason i switched back to using WindowMaker after having to compromise on using Gnome with all it's bells and  whistles, for a long time.
>  >>
>  >> After starting docker (and docking the app), you can start off any of the gnome-panel applets and they will appear in docker.
>  >>
>  >> I prefer starting off:
>  >> pidgin -n
>  >> gnome-power-manager
>  >> network-manager
>  >> If you are a regular user of WindowMaker, you might already know about the file ~/GNUstep/Library/WindowMaker/autostart, where you can start up network-manager on login.
>  >>
>  >> (note, i am not on my laptop right now, so can't confirm the exact commandline, if you have trouble, please let me know and I'll send you my configs when I can)
>  >
[snip]
>
> I installed docker and put 'docker &' in the autostart script. After I
>  re-login with WindowMaker as the desktop manager, I see the dock. Now
>  when I start pidgin, it shows an icon in the dock as expected. However
>  when I start NM, it says that I need to be root to run NM (I tried
>  this in terminal to see the message it spews). Sudo doesn't work
>  either. So I su to root, and run NM, but that doesn't do it either. Am
>  I missing something?

Try nm-applet instead of network-manager.  nm-applet provides the user
interface for NetworkManager.

Rod


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