SOLVED - Network Manager re-installation in Mint (KDE version)

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SOLVED - Network Manager re-installation in Mint (KDE version)

Postby KIMW » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:26 pm

I need some help to re-install the Network Manager.
I installed WICD to see if it was a better Network Manager than the regular one, but I didn't like it so I uninstalled it.
Now I have difficulty to reinstall the regular Network Manager in Mint (KDE version).
I tried many different things. I ran:
sudo apt-get install network-manager
sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome network-manager
And many other things, but nothing worked.
Actually I think the Network Manager is perhaps running in the background because when I run:
nmcli dev
I get:
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I don't see the Network Manager icon (which I think it's called applet) in System Tray. And strangely enough when I run:
nm-applet
A Network Manager icon (or applet) appears temporary in System Tray BUT that Network Manager is NOT the one I used to have before. So I don't quite understand what is going on...

Otherwise, I was thinking to reinstall manually the Network Manager with .deb packages but I cannot find them here.

Before installing WICD I removed the Network Manager, but I did not remove the config files, perhaps it can be of some help.
My system is:
Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.7 Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
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Re: Network Manager re-installation in Mint (KDE version)

Postby hrmcrm » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:33 am

KIMW wrote:I removed the Network Manager
How did you do that?

I think you are right in
Network Manager is perhaps running in the background


I get

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howard@HP-GB-LM182KDE ~ $ nmcli dev
DEVICE  TYPE      STATE      CONNECTION         
enp3s0  ethernet  connected  Wired connection 1
tun0    tun       connected  tun0               
lo      loopback  unmanaged  --                 
howard@HP-GB-LM182KDE ~ $
on a system running Mint 18.2 KDE 64-bit with default Network Manager installed.
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Re: Network Manager re-installation in Mint (KDE version)

Postby catweazel » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:49 am

Right-click the panel and select Panel Options > Panel Settings

Mouse over the system tray and select the spanner icon that pops up on the system tray.

Under General, ensure Communications is checked.

Under Entries, ensure that the visibility of Networks is set to Auto.

Click Ok or Apply.
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Re: Network Manager re-installation in Mint (KDE version)

Postby KIMW » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:38 am

I just ran sudo apt autoremove and libnma-common libnma0 was uninstalled. So now this part:
And strangely enough when I run: nm-applet. A Network Manager icon (or applet) appears temporary in System Tray BUT that Network Manager is NOT the one I used to have before.

does not happen anymore.
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Re: Network Manager re-installation in Mint (KDE version)

Postby KIMW » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:42 am

catweazel wrote:Under Entries, ensure that the visibility of Networks is set to Auto.

I actually checked that also yesterday but there is NO "Network" entry.
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hrmcrm wrote:
KIMW wrote:I removed the Network Manager
How did you do that?

I think it was:
sudo apt-get remove network-manager-gnome network-manager
or
sudo apt-get remove plasma-widget-networkmanagement network-manager
For the second one, if I remember well, I think I got a message saying: Package plasma-widget-networkmanagement is not available, but is referred to by another package. and so I ran it again with what that new reference, but I can't remember what it was.
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Re: Network Manager re-installation in Mint (KDE version)

Postby KIMW » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:30 pm

No one got a solution??
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Re: Network Manager re-installation in Mint (KDE version)

Postby KIMW » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:24 pm

I found the solution by myself. If anyone faces the same issue do the following.

Launch Synaptic Package Manager, find your Network Manager package, right click on it, select Mark for Reinstallation, then select Mark Recommended for Installation and select whatever is needed (highlighted). For me it was network-manager-gnome and plasma-nm. Then "Apply".
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