[kde-linux] Network Settings

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 22 12:17:55 UTC 2009

Robin Atwood wrote:
> On Monday 21 December 2009, James Tyrer wrote:
>> This is the "just works" DOESN'T WORK situation again.
>> Is there some special trick to get
>> System Settings -> Network Settings::Network Settings
>> to work?
>> First, I ask: Should I have KDE-3 help for this in System Settings in
>> KDE-4?
>> There is nothing in the "Network interfaces" tab's window despite the
>> fact that I have a NIC for "eth0".  The "System Monitor - Network"
>> widget finds "eth0" OK.  So, it would appear that I have some things
>> configured correctly.
> I asked about this on kde-devel a month or so back. You must have a network 
> manager installed; currently two are supported:
> # eix solid
> [U] kde-base/solid
>      Available versions:  (4.3) 4.3.3 (~)4.3.4-r2
>         {aqua bluetooth debug kdeenablefinal kdeprefix networkmanager wicd}
>      Installed versions:  4.3.4-r1(4.3)(00:41:11 13/12/09)(bluetooth wicd -
> aqua -debug -kdeenablefinal -kdeprefix -networkmanager)
>      Homepage:            http://www.kde.org/
>      Description:         Solid: the KDE hardware library
> wicd and networkmanager. Since I use Gentoo scripts I had no need for either 
> of these. Pointing this out got me a rather snippy answer ("How do I expect it 
> to work then?") to which I replied "ifconfig, route, /proc?". I relented and 
> installed wicd but it made no difference, so I lost interest in the whole 
> business and stuck with "netstat -r"!
> -Robin

I don't have eix since I am not using Gentoo.


$ sudo /sbin/ldconfig -v |grep libsolid.so
   ibsolid.so.4 -> libsolid.so.4.3.0

So, solid appears to be installed.


$ sudo /sbin/pidof NetworkManager

The NetworkManager appears to be running, but to make sure:

$ sudo /etc/rc.d/init.d/NetworkManager status
NetworkManager (pid  1050) is running...

But, it doesn't work.

So, I guess that I will keep starting dhclient manually after I boot.

Are we to conclude that this works for the developers?

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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