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Setting up a Network Connection on 1st run

Started by GBano, April 12, 2021, 08:41:06 PM

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I'm new to Sparky, came over from years of Mint, Mandriva, Ubuntu...
This is an old machine, Presario 4000.

On 1st run after te installation (5.14, LXQT), I wanted to do the obligatory update/upgrade run.
But I cannot connect it to my WiFi.
I can get the Network Manager symbols into the bottom right corner but it won't open!
No netwoek settings can be found in the context menu either.
So systemctl status NetworkManager returns "active (running)" (sorry, can't copy & paste all of it...)
Am I missing something?


Standard default network management in LXQT is connman,  connmanctl  and the gui is CMST.   

You do always have the option to go with nm.   

You can try to go to Preferences >>  LXQT Settings >>  and towards the bottom is   Conmann UI Setup   Should populate a little wifi signal icon on your panel

I have 0.14.1 version of LXQT.   

systemctl status NetworkManager.service
Unit NetworkManager.service could not be found.

systemctl status connman.service
● connman.service - Connection service
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/connman.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Mon 2021-04-12 15:21:38 CDT; 59min ago
Main PID: 778 (connmand)
    Tasks: 1 (limit: 4915)
   Memory: 4.9M
   CGroup: /system.slice/connman.service
           └─778 /usr/sbin/connmand -n

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systemctl status connman.service
Quote from: paxmark1 on April 12, 2021, 11:22:00 PM

systemctl status connman.service

...returns: Could not be found.
However, I adjusted the symbols in the bottom right corner last time and on re-start (!) it had nm in it, so could select and connect to a network.
Strange, but thx for the hints!


Sparky LXQt is shipped with network-manager as default.
Sparky LXQt 4 & 5 features network-manager-gnome, Sparky LXQt 6 has nm-tray.
Means no connman preinstalled.

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Now just to wrap this up as this topic was left open-ended:

I walked away from Sparky on the Presario V6000 (that's the correct detail actually) and installed it onto an an ASUS EEEPC without problems (except a few minor hiccups).

The Presario interestingly also showed network problems under Bodhi, although different ones: The WiFi module would freeze occasionally and go inactive. LSHW then returns it as inactive although it is physically switched on. I haven't gotten to the bottom of it yet, but my indication is that such WiFi module issues might be related, just show in a different way.

Anyways, the EEEPC is very happy with Sparky and it seems just the right OS for this old and small but handy travel laptop!

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