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Installation & Upgrade => Installation => Topic started by: GBano on April 12, 2021, 08:41:06 pm

Title: Setting up a Network Connection on 1st run
Post by: GBano on April 12, 2021, 08:41:06 pm
Hello,

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
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systemctl status NetworkManager returns "active (running)" (sorry, can't copy & paste all of it...)
Am I missing something?
Title: Re: Setting up a Network Connection on 1st run
Post by: paxmark1 on April 12, 2021, 11:22:00 pm
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.   

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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


Title: Re: Setting up a Network Connection on 1st run [SOLVED]
Post by: GBano on April 16, 2021, 04:56:38 pm
systemctl status connman.service
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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!
Title: Re: Setting up a Network Connection on 1st run
Post by: pavroo on April 16, 2021, 05:55:07 pm
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.

What is your Wifi device?
Show:
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lspci
lsusb