OpenSUSE Network :: KNetworkmanager Connects But Doesn't Show Network
Jul 29, 2010
I am using a fully up to date openSUSE 11.3 and today, I decided to upgrade my KDE 4.4.4 to Factory. The update went without a hitch, everything continued to work, including all of the items in my workspace.So now I am running KDE 4.4.95 and it looks nice. I like the new System Settings where the advanced tab is gone and everything is presented in a single window.
The only snag I have hit so far, is that Knetworkmanager no longer displays the network that I am connected to when I right click its icon in the tray. The screenshot may make clear what I am talking about.I am currently connected via a wireless network, which nm-tool confirms. However, it is not shown in the Knetworkmanager menu.
The kNetworkManager works well on the laptop both on user account and root account. It connects to my mobile broadband fine.
The problem appeared on my PC. When I log into root account - everything seems to be fine, It connects through knetworkmanager - The cellular connection gets activated, I see X and a heart near "Activated". root account reads my DNS'es from resolv.conf
When I only log into the user account (not as root), the knetworkmanager connects - but as I've checked - it seems that it doesn't use the DNS adresses I've entered in resolv.conf (netconfig_dns_policy is set to "") so I can manually add openDNS to the resolv.conf). It just connects -
I did CHMOD the files resolv.conf and config in sysconfig/network - no luck.
The only way to bypass this is logging to root first - connect there, then switch to user while staying connected... but I think it's an annoying solution.
logs contain this when connecting from user account:
Code: May 16 10:30:52 jaychyl-1-linux pppd: Plugin /usr/lib/pppd/2.4.4/nm-pppd-plugin.so loaded. May 16 10:30:52 jaychyl-1-linux pppd: pppd 2.4.5 started by root, uid 0 May 16 10:30:52 jaychyl-1-linux pppd: Using interface ppp0 May 16 10:30:52 jaychyl-1-linux pppd: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/ttyUSB0
I have a weird problem on my laptop. Everything works okey on PC though.
I'm using kNetworkManager on my OpenSuse 11.2 on PC.
Everything works fine there with the following settings: 1. Make a new GSM Connection in kNetworkManager and enter settings there 2. Edit etc/sysconfig/network/config file and set .....DNS_Policy from "auto" to "" 3. Enter openDNS to /etc/resolv.conf (nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx)
It works like that on my PC.
I did the same on my laptop. The modem connects fine, but the DNS'es ain't resolved. So skype etc will work, but no pages will open in Firefox for example.
What else should I need to do to make this work?
It's weird it works the SAME way on my PC, but doesn't on my laptop.
I am relatively new at Linux and am having some problems with an install of openSUSE 11.2. I installed 11.2 on my Thinkpad X31 dual boot with WinXP. It seems to work very well except the network. I looked up swerdna's instructions on setting network cards up. I used YaST to try and set the system up as described in swerdna's instructions. Everything looks fine my network card and wireless card show up in the overview settings screen and everything sets up fine. But when I exit YaST the network doest show up no icon in the system tray and it doesn't even try to connect.
I did go into hardware to see if it was identifying my hardware and my network card shows up as "Thinkpad R40" and the wireless shows up as Cisco Aironet Wireless 802.11b. As far as I know this is correct. I have tried three other distro's and this one has gotten the closest to working so far.
I updated Firefox today via Yast, since this time it doesn't show any page.I choosed in Configuration no proxy.The sites are empty, nothing just white.I also tried a downgrade to the previous version, didn't help.The Firewall I deactivated for test in Yast, too.A new profile didn't help, starting as administrator either not.
I have a laptop running 11.2 with an internal Broadcom-based Wi-Fi card that's working fine. I'm trying to get 802.11n going with the WUSB600N. The USB ID on this device is 1737:0079. I believe this means it's a "V2" with an RT3572 chip.
No driver loads for this device when it's plugged in. If I do a "modprobe rt2870sta", a driver loads, and syslog shows "rtusb init" and "usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2870". But ifconfig -a doesn't show a new network interface. I've also tried building the RT3572 driver from the manufacturer's web site. It builds fine, and modprobe will load it, but I get the same results as the rt2870sta driver.
Since 11.2, I am using Knetworkmanager for getting connected to the internet.But is getting disconnected on its own every now and then. I used Kinternet when I was on 11.1 and it worked fine, Infact I would prefer kinternet over knetworkmanager anyday. But in suse 11.2, having both KDE3 and KDE4 libraries does make system work unexpectdly. I tried installing Kinternet once but after that kontact kept crashing (because of clashes between kdelibs3 and kdelibs4).Can anyone help me finding out the problem in knetworkmanger.. here is entry in /var/log/NetworkManager when I got disconnected..
Code: Jan 31 14:38:27 linux-9psh NetworkManager: <info> (ttyUSB0): device state change: 8 -> 7 (reason
I'm configuring a computer for someone and I don't know the wireless network they will be using. (They are not technical.) I've setup networking to use NetworkManager. It works just fine.However, Knetworkmanager won't startup at boot/login. Therefore, the network doesn't startup automatically. I have to click on the icon in the menu to start it.That works well, but it should be configurable to startup automatically.I've searched this forum for answers and don't find any good ones. It seems there isn't an answer or there is a bug in KDE 4.x. (I'm using KDE 4.3.x)
I made a brief foray into IceWM g which I used tradition ifup" instead of KNetworkManager. I switched back to KDE and even though I have re-enabled "user controlled with network manager" KNetworkManager still doesn't run at KDE login. The connection's fine and I can start it up myself and it works.What is the best way to set it back to run at login so I'm automatically connected to the network?
I am running 11.3 on a desktop and knetworkmanager used to startup upon login.However recently, knetworkmanager do NOT startup upon login. have to manually start the application from the menu.YaST / Network Devices / Network Settings / Global Options Tab is all the while set to "User Controlled With NetworkManager"I've even updated to KDE4.5 but the problem still persists.Any idea what can be done to get knetworkmanager to startup upon login?
Thinkpad Edge, Intel Version, OS 11.3, KDE 4.5.2after my notebook shut down (due to a low battery) when I was just using Knetworkmanager to add a new W-LAN connection, I can't start Knetworkmanager anymore. Terminal output is:
Code: ~> knetworkmanager Connecting to deprecated signal
For one of the users on my system, knetworkmanager abruptly ceases to autostart once on a while. This happens once in roughly 10-15 days. When that happens, i have to go into .kde4/share/config/networkmanagementrc and manually toggle Autostart=true (from false). This trick works for another 2 weeks or so, before the value of "Autostart" automagically changes to 'false' and i have change it again.I dont mind doing it manually, but the user in question is my mom, and she does not have the know-how to do it herself when i'm not around.
Still a flawed KnetworkManager in the released 11.3.No user control for cabled 10/100 lan ports. Yast config for the eth0 says it can have usercontrol by networkmanager. Oh no it doesn't.It seems to cater for wi-fi users only who get a "enable wireless" tickbox and "manage connections". At least you can stop and start it.Meanwhile cable users who might have a taskbar display for lan traffic can see stuff pouring in, or out and if it's something they don't want they can't do anything about it unless they pull the plug.
I've run into a situation where knetworkmanager tells me networking is disabled. If I switch to the ifup method in Yast then I can get online but when I switch back to user controlled knetworkmanager tells me that networking is disabled.I've actually had this happen twice.The first time I somehow managed to get it working again (I thought it was by right clicking on the icon in the system tray). This time I don't see the same option.Has anybody got any suggestions on how to get knetworkmanager working again.
Since two week the knetworkmanager needs 3 minutes after login to start and connect. On an other computer (x86) it works fine. What could be the reason for this? I use opensuse 11.3 x64 and yes i need the network manager. Ifup isn't practicable for me.I have read in some thread to start the networkmanager at boot time and as root, but i don't think this is necessary.
After switching from KDE to XFCE, knetworkmanager doesn't automatically start when you log in. If you open it yourself, you magically get internet. How can I add KNetworkManager to the programs automatically started by XFCE?
I just don't get it? I've attempted multiple times to get the knetworkmanager to connect to an unencrypted network, yet it keeps asking for a wep key. However the networkmanager in the Gnome version connects to unencrypted networks just fine. Why won't knetwork manager do the same?
Just installed OpenSUSE 11.2 and I have to say it feels great.Only gripe I currently have is the NetworkManager that is starting up very slowly. When I have logged into KDE KNetworkManager applet says that NetworkManager is not running and hence I have no network connection. This is fixed if I start NetworkManager (as root) or just wait a couple of minutes. I have one ethernet interface only, no wireless
I have built 11.2 on several laptops and knetwork manager startup for wireless is not consistent. I can't figure it out. Sometimes the options "Create Network Connection" and "enable wireless" are greyed out. Other times they are fine. What is the secret to getting the options to appear in my window tray all the time? I always select knetwork manager as the default when I do a clean build.
I am using Nokia x2-00 phone. I am able to connect to the EDGE/GPRS using Blueman. However, if I use the USB cable along with KNetworkManager with the same dialing number and APN I am unable to connect. What might be the cause?
I have a system running a very basic LTS install (10.04). Ubuntu has been setup with very little additional packages. No GUI. Once it's booted to a prompt for the first time I add the following packages,
cups cupsys ssh pi memtester nfs-common aptitude safe-upgrade
At this time I don't have additional information on exactly what packages are installed. I did not perform the installs myself. I will update this thread when I get more details from my IT counterpart on how the system was setup.
This is used for a headless(no monitor, no keyboard) system running some custom applications.
Here are two problems.
1. If I plug into an ethernet network after I boot, the network never connects. I need to reboot with the network connected in order to get an IP. What is the service to "auto connect" to a network?
2. I have a network printer configured on lpd called myprinter. If I am connected to the network when I boot, I can print to this printer just fine using:
However, If I boot disconnected from the network and print to myprinter, the jobs obviously cannot print. They get spooled. Using 'lpstat -t' I can see that the spooled print jobs are assigned a job number and that myprinter is trying to connect. I shutdown, reconnect my ethernet network and boot up. All my printer configuration is blown away.
/etc/cups/printers.conf has been wiped out to look like this:
My 'good' printer configuration is copied to printers.conf.O
To recover from this, I need to stop cups, copy printers.conf.O to printers.conf, restart cups, and re-setup my network printer.
So, What causes my printers to get wiped out? I've repeated this on 4 systems with the same setup.
I remember when using openSUSE 11.3 with KDE 4.5, the network connections started to show the last date used for my "NIC".I am using the plasmoid-networkmanagement plasmoid and KNemo.After I downloaded and installed openSUSE 11.4 64-bit, the network connection no longer shows the last date used. I have set up my card via Yast and Iam connected directly to the Internet. No proxy.To find where this is located, navigate to:Configure Desktop --> Network Settings --> Network Connections --> Wired tab.
I have an open WEP wireless internet connection with a security key. KNetworkManager can never obtain an IP address from my wireless router, but I know that the router works because Windows can connect correctly and Ubuntu's NetworkManager can connection correctly. Does anyone know what is happening? KNetworkManager just asks for my security again and again and again after it fails to connect.
I updated my NetworkManager from version 0.9svn1128615-2.2 /opensuse/repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Factory:/Desktop/openSUSE_11.2/i586/) to the newest version 0.9svn1128615-138.2.The result was, the after reboot an error message occured, saying that the KNetworkmanager is not working and it would be not able to start the program !Did anybody else have the problem with this newest version?
I just loaded 11.2 & Kde 4.3. Installed both Kinternet and Kppp. My modem is a USR PCI HW modem 2976. Hardware Info shows it connected to /dev/ttyS4. I configured the modem with Yast as modem0. The user access box is checked for Kinternet Both Kppp and and Kinternet will dial out.
The connect response comes back from the ISP and either of the dialers will hang and the dial tone comes back. The firewall is showing modem0 in the External section. Nothing changes if I shut the firewall off.There's nothing in the dmesg I could find. Could this be a pppd permission problem?