testers needed for plasma-widget-networkmanagement

David Wondelry ~DarkwingDuck~ ubuntu at darkwingduck.org
Tue Mar 9 02:12:42 GMT 2010

On 03/08/2010 06:08 PM, Roman Shtylman wrote:
> I had to unlock widgets before I could even tick network management.
> Then after I unlocked... ticking it didn't do anything. When I hit ok
> and open the dialog to see if it was ticked... it wasn't.
> ~Roman
> On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 8:25 PM, David Wondelry ~DarkwingDuck~
> <ubuntu at darkwingduck.org>  wrote:
>> On 03/08/2010 03:14 PM, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
>>> Currently we use the monolithic knetworkmanager.  Upstream tells me
>>> that the plasmoid is now in a better shape than knetworkmanager and
>>> advises us to switch to it.  If we are to switch we should do so
>>> before Beta 1 next week and with lots of testing.  So testers needed
>>> using the following procedure.
>>> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/experimental
>>> apt-get update
>>> apt-get install plasma-widget-networkmanagement
>>> apt-get remove network-manager-kde
>>> killall knetworkmanager
>>> sleep 3
>>> qdbus org.kde.kded /kded org.kde.kded.loadModule networkmanagement
>>> right click on the system tray ->    System tray settings ->    plasma
>>> widgets ->    tick network management
>>> You should now be able to use the plasmoid to connect to the network
>>> and reply to this e-mail telling us how you got on.
>>> Thanks in advance
>>> Jonathan
>> Works great. just ensure that you are not root or use sudo for the
>> qdbus. It remembered all the settings and auto connected. I have had no
>> issues. I'll update if any issues come up.
>> DW
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Let me further say that I am testing on Lucid Netbook. I don't know if 
the KNR makes a diff but, I don't think it does.


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