testers needed for plasma-widget-networkmanagement

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Tue Mar 9 08:21:17 GMT 2010

Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/experimental
> apt-get update
> apt-get install plasma-widget-networkmanagement
> apt-get remove network-manager-kde

I had to remove wicd. Shouldn't the network-manager-kde and / or plasma-
widget-networkmanagement packages be in conflict with the wicd packages?

> 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.

Only wired works.

When I hover over the plasmoid it says "Wireless 802.11 UNKNOWN STATE 
FIX ME". I left clicked the plasmoid and then "Manage Connections" and 
the scan button doesn't see any of the two networks available, which can 
be seen with "sudo iwlist wlan0 scan". If I try to enter the network 
data manually it doesn't let me use WPA2. That was on the AMD64 system 
BTW. Wireless apadter is Atheros AR5001 chip set with the ath5k driver.

With the i386 version on the same machine I can see my wireless network 
and I can enter the WPA2 passphrase but it doesn't connect.


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