Re: networkmanager-list Digest, Vol 112, Issue 29

Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:12:19 -0500
From: "Yves S. Garret" <yoursurrogategod gmail com>
To: Thomas Haller <thaller redhat com>
Cc: networkmanager-list gnome org
Subject: Re: Fwd: Having a hard time with NetworkManager on ArchLinux
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Ok, some good news.  I'm now typing this e-mail on my laptop through my
Glad it's working for you now :)

I rebooted my machine and then proceeded to re-connect using NetworkManager
and got a connection.  I don't know exactly why, but I'm inclined to
believe that it has to do with the fact that I removed some previously set
state (perhaps having dhcpcd release the wlp3s0 resource after rebooting?)
and had NM do the setup that it needed to do.
NetworkManager, dhcpcd, and netctl are all applications designed to control your network connections.  Having more than one of these applications running at the same time is definitely what was causing the issue.  It's like having three children fighting over the same toy (maybe not the best allegory).  Since NetworkManager is working for you now, I would recommend disabling any netctl or dhcpcd systemd services you have.

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 6:20 AM, Thomas Haller <thaller redhat com> wrote:

Hi Yves,

On Thu, 2014-01-30 at 05:35 -0500, Yves S. Garret wrote:

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.
If you are using NetworkManager (or wicd, ConnMan, ...), you don't
manually use ip, dhclient, ... (unless you have a good reason to).

When I start NM,
Usually, NetworkManager (the deamon) starts at boot time, as you enabled
it with systemctl. What you click on, is a GUI front-end, to tell
NetworkManger what to do. Probably it's nm-applet (Gnome3 and KDE
usually come with different ones).

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
You should check, that the WiFi connection you are trying to connect is
properly configured. You can right-click on the icon of nm-applet and do
"Edit connections".

If you cannot figure out whats wrong, it might be helpful to look at the
logfiles and provide more information

  journalctl -b 0 _SYSTEMD_UNIT=NetworkManager.service

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.
Sure, that sounds doable :)


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