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LMDE UP7: NO KNETWORK-MANAGER

Postby taytong888 on Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:52 pm

Hello,

After upgrading LMDE to UP7, I have Gnome Classic session only because there's no Cinnamon. Failed to install Cinnamon via "sudo aptitude update" then "sudo aptitude install mint-meta-debian-cinnamon". Had to revert to Gnome Classic because the desktop was not stable and showed that the system is in software rendering mode. My video card is GeForce 6600GT using nouveau.

After logging into Gnome Classic session, I installed "kde-full". After reboot, I logged into the KDE session. I noticed there's no Knetwork-Manager in Synaptic Package Manager, nor is there Knetwork-Manager in the task bar at the right corner. Other than this, KDE-flavored LMDE works just fine.

I had to install "wicd" for use in place of Knetwork-Manager in Network Settings, and wireless works fine. Somehow I was not asked for password to sign on to the SSID. In Network Settings, no SSID shows up either.

Any idea how I can install Knetwork-Manager in KDE, because I would prefer Knetwork-Manager?

Thank you.
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Re: LMDE UP7: NO KNETWORK-MANAGER

Postby Monsta on Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:56 pm

Do you mean network-manager-kde? It's not in Testing anymore. Its package page for Wheezy says it became a transitional package for plasma-widget-networkmanagement, so it's what you might want to install.
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Re: LMDE UP7: NO KNETWORK-MANAGER

Postby taytong888 on Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:11 am

Hello Monsta,

Thanks for your prompt reply. I did not find "network-manager-kde" either. Could you show me how to switch LMDE UP7 KDE edition from Testing to Wheezy? I guess once this is done successfully I can install "plasma-widget-networkmanagement"?

Note that for now I want to keep LMDE UP7 in Gnome Classic, which is working fine, for installing Cinnamon 2+ in LMDE UP8.

Currently I can log into either Gnome Classic or KDE Plasma Workspace session.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: LMDE UP7: NO KNETWORK-MANAGER

Postby Monsta on Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:25 am

taytong888 wrote:I did not find "network-manager-kde" either. Could you show me how to switch LMDE UP7 KDE edition from Testing to Wheezy? I guess once this is done successfully I can install "plasma-widget-networkmanagement"?

Of course you couldn't find it. I've already explained why.
And since LMDE is always based on Testing, there's no going back from UP7 to Wheezy. Just try to install plasma-widget-networkmanagement.
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Re: LMDE UP7: NO KNETWORK-MANAGER

Postby taytong888 on Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:44 am

Hello Monsta,

I found in Synaptic Package Management that "plasma-widget-networkmanagement" version 0.9.0.9-1 is available, so I installed it. I also removed "wicd" to avoid conflicts.

However, after reboot I cannot see the icon for the former. Network Settings shows an error message for "wicd". My wireless connection is still working, it's just that I cannot configure it for security reason.

Any suggestions?
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Re: LMDE UP7: NO KNETWORK-MANAGER

Postby taytong888 on Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:46 am

Hello,

Here's an update. I uninstalled "plasma-widget-networkmanager" and re-installed "wicd" as well as its dependent packages. Also added a new widget called "wicd client" (KDE Plasma Desktop > Main > Add new widgets > scroll horizontal slide bar and selected "wicd client".

Wireless connection configured. OK for now!
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