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How can I use NetworkManager with i3 in Fedora 23?

asked 2015-11-13 10:54:44 +0000

Giordano gravatar image

I saw another post about starting nm-applet, however such command is not available in Fedora 23.

Same goes for gnome-settings-daemon. Probably the guides are referring to older versions of Gnome.

How can I solve this? Is it possible to have the network manager icon to quickly switch on/off VPNs and WiFi connections?

Thanks in advance :)

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Use "dnf provides <name>" when you know the command name but the package name is different :) The NAME can be any file (including binaries).

LordFazole gravatar imageLordFazole ( 2015-11-19 18:46:55 +0000 )edit

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answered 2015-11-14 08:00:19 +0000

i3convert gravatar image

I'm a Fedora 22 user, so things might have changed in the meantime.

  1. Are you sure there is no network-manager-applet package you could install. Try running dnf install network-manager-applet as root.

  2. What happens when you run (as root) dnf provides *nm-applet? It should provide the name of the package (if any) that contains the applet command.

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thank you, I don't know how I missed that. I had tried with `sudo dnf search` but I guess I searched with wrong terms.

Giordano gravatar imageGiordano ( 2015-11-14 15:32:33 +0000 )edit

answered 2015-11-13 16:03:55 +0000

apoc gravatar image

Personally I use wicd and start it in tray using the .i3/config file:

exec --no-startup-id wicd-client --tray
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answered 2015-11-13 14:48:10 +0000

Airblader gravatar image

There's nothing i3 specific here. If you want to use NetworkManager, use NetworkManager. If Fedora 23 doesn't have it, install and configure it. nm-applet should be a part of it.

You should check the Fedora docs on this.

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I have Gnome 3 installed with the NetworkManager applet. Unfortunately nm-applet is not available though: $ which nm-applet /usr/bin/which: no nm-applet in (/usr/lib64/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin)

Giordano gravatar imageGiordano ( 2015-11-13 16:26:56 +0000 )edit

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