Re: Fwd: Having a hard time with NetworkManager on ArchLinux

Hi Tomas,

I've already enabled and started NM.  I see it with a state of "running" when I do systemctl.

As for my comment of doing it manually, there is a little tutorial that was written for Arch Linux.  In it, you can either make the connection in a manual fashion or have an another tool it automatically for you.

When I start NM, I go into the top right-hand location and click on the applet and select my network.  Sometimes I see a window asking for a passphrase -- which I enter and click Connect -- and then wait for some sort of response.  But, the only thing that happens is that the same window re-appears.  I know that the passphrase is correct (checked many times.)

What I ultimately want NM to do is give me the ability to connect to various wireless connections (Library, Home, parents Home, etc.) without going through the manual setup (as described in the above link) of making such a connection.

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 4:34 AM, Thomas Haller <thaller redhat com> wrote:
Hallo Yves,

it is not clear, what you are trying to do (and what does not work).

Indeed, when NetworkManager starts, it will reset the state of the
network interfaces. This is intended in version 0.9.8 and earlier (0.9.9
behaves differently).

What do you mean with "manually established"? When you are using
NetworkManager, you don't configure your interface manually, instead you
use the means provided by NetworkManger. That is, you use nm-applet to
configure "connections" (profiles) which then can be activated.

Also, you might want NM to start automatically when starting the
computer. You could do this with

  systemctl enable NetworkManager.service
  systemctl start NetworkManager.service


On Wed, 2014-01-29 at 20:14 -0500, Yves S. Garret wrote:
> Hello Nate,
> Thanks for writing back.
> I did what you instructed and this is the result of the command that
> you specified:
> # systemctl list-unit-files | grep -i network
> netctl network_connectio_at_home service   enabled
> NetworkManager-dispatcher.service          disabled
> NetworkManager-wait-online.service         disabled
> NetworkManager.service                     disabled
>                      static
>                             static
> Whenever I bring up NetworkManager (not any other services), my
> manually established connection dies and I would need to go through
> re-establishing it anew.  At first I was not getting NetworkManager to
> work as I wanted it to, which is why I tried messing with
> NetworkManager-wait-online (I'm new to ArchLinux and to the deeper
> portions of Linux internals, hence this decision out of frustration
> and not knowing what else to do.)
> If there is anything else that I'm missing, please let me know.  I'll
> disable the wait-online, I don't think I need it.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Yves S. Garret <yoursurrogategod gmail com>
> Date: Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 9:20 PM
> Subject: Having a hard time with NetworkManager on ArchLinux
> To: networkmanager-list gnome org
> Hello everyone,
> I'd really like to be able to better manager my network connections on
> my laptop.  At the library, there is no authentication.  At home, I do
> have WAP authentication.  Going from one to another is anything but
> smooth.
> I've been following this example online:
> However, when I got to the part about NetworkManager-wait-online, I
> encountered these issues:
> Thoughts on how to fix this problem?  Or, if you know of a better
> tutorial/guide, I'd love to hear about it.
> --Yves
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