How DOES 1 CLEAN INSTALL NetworkManager & NwMapplet?

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How DOES 1 CLEAN INSTALL NetworkManager & NwMapplet?

Postby peppercornmint on Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:03 pm

cinnamon 14.1 Linux mint nadia

This question is for those who've destroyed networkmanager by doing something stupid like thinking that WICD could be installed at the same time as gnome network manager and have no conflicts between the 2 programs.

Moral of the story: If it Aint broke don't fix it!

Anyways I didn't pay attention to that adage and decided to install WICD through synaptic package manager to play with. WICD worked while it was installed but when I uninstalled it Fouled up gnome network manager and tried to fix it with the rfkill program, but it didn't do any good. Here's the unfavorable script results that probably can't give much of a clue what's wrong:

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gnome-control-center network
Network manager needs repair


unidentified@linuxmintpc ~ $ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not possible due to RF-kill
unidentified@linuxmintpc ~ $
unidentified@linuxmintpc ~ $ ifconfig
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:340 (340.0 B)  TX bytes:340 (340.0 B)


SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not possible due to RF-kill

unidentified@linuxmintpc # rfkill
Usage:   rfkill [options] command
Options:
   --version   show version (0.4-1ubuntu3 (Ubuntu))
Commands:
   help
   event
   list [IDENTIFIER]
   block IDENTIFIER
   unblock IDENTIFIER
where IDENTIFIER is the index no. of an rfkill switch or one of:
   <idx> all wifi wlan bluetooth uwb ultrawideband wimax wwan gps fm
unidentified@linuxmintpc# rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no
unidentified@linuxmintpc # rfkill unblock phy0
Bogus unblock argument 'phy0'.
unidentified@linuxmintpc # rfkill unblock 0


TO BE CONTINUED IN NEXT POST

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ ... 9/?C=M;O=D

http://projects.gnome.org/NetworkManager/
Last edited by peppercornmint on Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:53 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: How DOES 1 CLEAN INSTALL NetworkManager & NwMapplet?

Postby peppercornmint on Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:18 pm

SO WITHOUT a networkmanaging application I can't get online and can't use a package manager to install, but it seems to uninstall just GREAT! What is it about the synaptic package manager that you can't re-install OFFLINE? Why is that concept so LOST? I had to use the little live distro .iso image ON USB stick, which is how I'm connected as I post this. I thought maybe, maybe a simple clean install directly from the packages just might do the FREAKIN' trick BUT NO, NO, that would be way too damn simple:



Anyways I went and fetched these files

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ ... 8.0.tar.xz
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ ... 8.0.tar.xz

from here

http://projects.gnome.org/NetworkManager/

Extracted both of them and opened them up IN ROOT for God'sake!, and in terminal followed the basic instructions in the README/INSTALL files.
1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type
`./configure' to configure the package for your system.

Running `configure' might take a while. While running, it prints
some messages telling which features it is checking for.

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mint NetworkManager-0.9.8.0 # .config
No command '.config' found, did you mean:
 Command 'fconfig' from package 'redboot-tools' (main)
 Command 'zconfig' from package 'python-zconfig' (universe)
 Command 'vconfig' from package 'vlan' (main)
 Command 'mconfig' from package 'mono-devel' (main)
.config: command not found
mint NetworkManager-0.9.8.0 # ./config
bash: ./config: No such file or directory
mint NetworkManager-0.9.8.0 # ./configure
bash: ./configure: Permission denied
mint NetworkManager-0.9.8.0 # sudo ./configure
sudo: ./configure: command not found
mint NetworkManager-0.9.8.0 # su ./configure
Unknown id: ./configure
mint NetworkManager-0.9.8.0 #




AND GOT PERMISSION DENIED AS AN ANSWER. Sorry about my pissed off tone, but this is way more complicated than it should be!
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Re: How DOES 1 CLEAN INSTALL NetworkManager & NwMapplet?

Postby peppercornmint on Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:21 pm

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mint NetworkManager-0.9.8.0 # ./configure
bash: ./configure: Permission denied


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mint network-manager-applet-0.9.8.0 # ./configure
bash: ./configure: Permission denied



Maybe there's some specific folder I'm suppose to extract these folder/files to? What do you think?
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Postby peppercornmint on Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:26 pm

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1059

Re: How DOES 1 CLEAN INSTALL NetworkManager & NwMapplet?

Postby peppercornmint on Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:18 am
SO WITHOUT a networkmanaging application I can't get online and can't use a package manager to install, but it seems to uninstall just GREAT! What is it about the synaptic package manager that you can't re-install OFFLINE?


Never mind I retract. Here's the Tutorial how to fetch with an online system and install onto the offline system

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1059


BUT that doesn't answer why WICD F--'s up gnome network manager or at least gnome network manager applet ?

Nor doe this answer how to configure rfkill?

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rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no


And what the difference between a soft block and a hard block is?
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Re: How DOES 1 CLEAN INSTALL NetworkManager & NwMapplet?

Postby roy_mint on Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:53 am

@ peppercornmint
Soft block means you disabled your adapter through command line or disabling by network manager
Hard block means disabled by buttons on yous keyboard i.e wi-fi enable or disable button.
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