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#1 2009-12-01 19:53:28

MadCat_X
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[SOLVED]NetworkManager won't work since updating to KDE 4.3.4

Hello there,

I'm running Arch64 on Qosmio X300 notebook. I have just updated to KDE 4.3.4 and since the update the NetworkManager won't connect to my wifi (I haven't tried wired yet). I use following packages for NetworkManager and KNetworkManager applet

kdeplasma-applets-networkmanager 1047027-1
networkmanager 0.7.2-1

There seems to be nothing strange in the daemons.log, but the KNMgr tray icon keeps saying "Networking information not available" and when I click it I get "Network Management Disabled" instead of the usual menu. I still can configure network manually and wicd is also working fine.

I remember putting my notebook to suspend-to-disk by mistake instead of shutting it down right after the update, so that's when it might have gone crazy. I tried reinstalling NetworkManager and the KDE applet and googling around a bit, but nothing has helped so far...

Last edited by MadCat_X (2009-12-02 18:34:55)

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#2 2009-12-01 20:51:35

lucke
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Re: [SOLVED]NetworkManager won't work since updating to KDE 4.3.4

Is networkmanager running? Check with "ps ax | grep NetworkM"..

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#3 2009-12-01 21:59:35

j.roszk
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Registered: 2008-05-22
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Re: [SOLVED]NetworkManager won't work since updating to KDE 4.3.4

I had similar problem.

I have reinstalled networkmanager and plasma applet and now it's working.

Yesterday I have switched from GNOME to KDE, and I had some custom content in /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf, maybe it was the case

--- nm-system-settings.conf.pacsave     2009-11-23 12:55:02.257086769 +0100
+++ nm-system-settings.conf     2009-11-27 15:34:04.000000000 +0100
@@ -1,4 +1,2 @@
 [main]
 plugins=keyfile
-hostname=XXXXXX
-no-auto-default=XXXXXX

This is what I exactly did:

removed kdeplasma-applets-networkmanager (1047027-1)
removed networkmanager (0.7.2-1)

reboot

installed networkmanager (0.7.2-1)
installed kdeplasma-applets-networkmanager (1047027-1)

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#4 2009-12-02 00:44:23

MadCat_X
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Re: [SOLVED]NetworkManager won't work since updating to KDE 4.3.4

NM is definitely running, "ps aux | grep Network" gives me

root      1573  0.0  0.0  61976  3876 ?        Ss   01:35   0:00 /usr/sbin/NetworkManager
root      1589  0.0  0.0  68868  3176 ?        S    01:35   0:00 /usr/sbin/nm-system-settings --config /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf
madcat    1849  0.0  0.0   8360   976 pts/2    S+   01:36   0:00 grep Network

I tried uninstall -reinstall method, but the plasma applet still sticks to the "Networking information not available" message.

This is how the NM related info in daemon.log looks like

Dec  2 01:35:34 Qosmio-X300 NetworkManager: <info>  starting...
Dec  2 01:35:34 Qosmio-X300 NetworkManager: <WARN>  nm_generic_enable_loopback(): error -17 returned from rtnl_addr_add():
Dec  2 01:35:34 Qosmio-X300 NetworkManager: <info>  Found radio killswitch /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_4232_rfkill_phy0_wlan
Dec  2 01:35:34 Qosmio-X300 NetworkManager: <info>  Trying to start the supplicant...
Dec  2 01:35:34 Qosmio-X300 NetworkManager: <info>  Trying to start the system settings daemon...
Dec  2 01:35:35 Qosmio-X300 nm-system-settings: Loaded plugin keyfile: (c) 2007 - 2008 Red Hat, Inc.  To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.

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#5 2009-12-02 13:37:44

piccolotux
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Re: [SOLVED]NetworkManager won't work since updating to KDE 4.3.4

Same here. I've also tried the remove-reinstall method but...no luck.

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#6 2009-12-02 15:37:38

kinski
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Registered: 2009-03-25
Posts: 9

Re: [SOLVED]NetworkManager won't work since updating to KDE 4.3.4

Same problem here and no luck with the reinstall method.

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#7 2009-12-02 17:01:17

MadCat_X
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Re: [SOLVED]NetworkManager won't work since updating to KDE 4.3.4

All right guys, it seems that I have finally figured it out. I did following.

1) Install gnome NetworkManager applet

pacman -S network-manager-applet

2) As user, run

nm-applet

3) A tray icon should appear, rightclick it and select "Allow network". NM will try attempt to locate available interfaces and eventually connect if there is a connection available. I tried it with my wifi, so it kept asking about password for gnome global keyring which I obviously don't have, you may ignore it.

4) Once you get it working, kill gnome NM applet by

killall nm-applet

5) Load KNetworkManager and there you go. I had to reboot my computer to make it working flawlessly, but now it seems to be working just as it was before.

Now you may uninstall gnome NM applet if you don't like having in sleeping on your HDD:)

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#8 2009-12-03 08:48:51

kinski
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Registered: 2009-03-25
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Re: [SOLVED]NetworkManager won't work since updating to KDE 4.3.4

Thanks MadCat, you saved my day (in arch-land big_smile ).
Such an "Allow Network" checkbox could be useful in knetworkmanager tongue

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#9 2010-01-14 14:39:27

burgua
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Registered: 2008-10-27
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Re: [SOLVED]NetworkManager won't work since updating to KDE 4.3.4

I had such problem.

"Suspend to ram" (automaticly disables networkmanagemnt) and "awake".

Last edited by burgua (2010-01-18 11:56:44)

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#10 2010-02-20 23:46:42

trusktr
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Re: [SOLVED]NetworkManager won't work since updating to KDE 4.3.4

Hey MadCat, I tried typing in nm-applet but the shell says it's already running, however i do not see any notification or tray icon to click on! i don't see any access to any sort of "network manager" anywhere.

It's as if i installed NetworkManager but it is totally invisible. I do have network group enabled for my user.


EDIT!: Got it working. For anyone else trying to make it work, just pay close attention to the "NetworkManager" page in the ArchWiki. You have to load the necessary daemons in the correct order as well as more little tweaks! Read it carefully. wink

Last edited by trusktr (2010-02-21 00:04:50)


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#11 2010-05-05 01:12:30

Rothsdad
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Registered: 2009-09-01
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Re: [SOLVED]NetworkManager won't work since updating to KDE 4.3.4

There is a simple way. Just do this:

rm /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state

and reboot.:)

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