[kde-linux] kwifimanager crashed

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 18:11:18 UTC 2009

On 07/21/2009 10:49 AM, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Tuesday 21 Jul 2009 18:16:48 JD wrote:
>> On 07/21/2009 01:06 AM, Anne Wilson wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 21 Jul 2009 06:05:02 JD wrote:
>>>> Well, many distros such as Mandriva, SUSE,
>>>> OpenSUSE, PLD, ATLinux, RHEL, StartCom, WhiteBox
>>>> and others include it as part of kdenetwork.
>>> Can't answer for the rest, but it certainly isn't included on Mandriva
>>> for KDE4.  Yes, there is a KDE3 package.
>>> Why are you resisting using the supplied widget?  I did ask you to try it
>>> and let us know how it goes.
>>> Anne
>> Which supplied widget? Are you referring to something like wicd ?
>> I recall looking for it and could not find it on any fedora distro.
> Right-click on the panel - Panel Options>  Add Widgets and search for
> 'network'.  You should get the networkmanager widget.

I have disabled the network manager because it does not invoke 
with the correct arguments - i.e. it completely ignores the settings in
Since I disabled it, wpa_supplicant starts correctly and associates with 
the AP.
Also, I also edited ifcfg-ra0 and set NM_CONTROLLED=no
I have nothing but angst against the Network Manager.

Also, the reason why I wanted the kwifimanager is because I wanted to be 
to see the signal level at a glance without having to invoke iwconfig.

>> Most fedora distros can be accessed via rpm.pbone.net.
>> However, I will try your suggestion to use checkinstall.
> It can be a big help *if* you have the dependencies.  You may find that it's
> near-impossible to build if it depends on older libraries.  Still, at least
> then you would know whether it's feasible or not.
> Anne
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