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Fix Unmanaged Devices Network Manager


#1

From the link I poasted what I did to get rid of the ethernet icon error

Enabling Interface Management

If you want Network Manager to handle interfaces that are enabled in /etc/network/interfaces:

Set managed=true in /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf. So this file looks like:

[main]
plugins=ifupdown,keyfile

[ifupdown]
managed=true


#2

But then it would be managed by network manager. This may change a lot more than “no more red icon”. I don’t know if network manager, especially the ifupdown (manage /etc/network/interfaces) is ready for prime time.


#3

would removing this network management icon be a problem? The warning it gives is misleading


#4

No problem. But I never saw anyone being able to do that.


#5

Short page with commands on how to hide either network manager or kde-plasma-networkmanagement though its mainly instructing people to deprecate the latter in favor of the former.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KDE/Using_nm_applet_instead_of_knetworkmanager


#6

Doesn’t work that way on Debian. That package doesn’t even contain that file.

sudo apt-get install apt-file apt-file update apt-file list plasma-widget-networkmanagement


#7

Are there any related packages in this list that make sense for the method I linked to in my last post?

https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/plasma-widget-networkmanagement

Doesn't work that way on Debian.
Please be more specific. Is it that the package isn't even in Debian or isn't being used?

#8

Not that I know.

It’s used in Debian, but Debian packages it differently. Doesn’t use the same autostart mechanism. I don’t know the mechanism by which it decided to autostart it so we could hook into it.


#9

https://wiki.debian.org/NetworkManager

Says that kdenetwork manager is a front end to the network manager. The link is very relevant to this topic and short please read it.


#10

Done. Didn’t help.

Going to re-register on kde user mailing list. Was quite useful in past.

Links:

Please consider signing up as well.

Got quite a few stuff I need to ask. From my TODO list:

- kde discuss debuggbility of distro settings
- kde discuss changing user settings through upgrade by distro

  • kde hide icons in taskbar by default, example of scripted desktop
  • kde plasma network management widget autostart mechanism
  • kde how to hide unmanaged network

Edit:
Scratched already asked questions.


#11

[quote=“Patrick, post:10, topic:507”]- kde discuss debuggbility of distro settings


#12

I haven’t forgotten about this, as soon as I have time I will create a KDE account and help out with the topics you need to ask about.


#13

[quote=“Patrick, post:11, topic:507”][quote author=Patrick link=topic=532.msg4146#msg4146 date=1411287818]

  • kde discuss debuggbility of distro settings
  • kde discuss changing user settings through upgrade by distro
    [/quote]
    kde settings files / packages - debugging and changing user settings as a distribution
    http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde&m=141130406809446&w=2[/quote]
    Unfortunately, no answers.

#14

[quote=“Patrick, post:10, topic:507”]- kde hide icons in taskbar by default, example of scripted desktop

Now we gotta find how how to apply it.


#15

Here is what I think needs to be done with this script:

They can also be put in share/plasma-desktop/init/ to set up Plasma layouts on first log-in (or whenever there is no existing configuration) or in share/plasma-desktop/updates/ to alter the plasma-desktop configuration on its next start.

#16

The /updates/ folder also solves the “changing user settings through upgrade by distro rather then fresh build” question.

Committed a fix. I am not entirely sure it works due to difficulties debugging this stuff as explained above. A new image build will show. Chances are good.


#17

It’s back since jessie / Whonix 11. But in another form.

Do we to leave it as is or try to remove it?


#18

Removal is better because they don’t show useful information anyway. Should I research how?


#19

Yes, please.


#20

https://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=106780#p245567

~/.kde/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc

[Containments][1][Applets][6][Configuration][Applets][9] geometry=0,0,24,24 immutability=1 plugin=org.kde.networkmanagement zvalue=0