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    Name of default network manager?

    I just installed Ubuntu Server 12.04, and then installed LXDE on it. I want to sudo apt-get install the default network manager, but I don't know what the name is.

    I'm also not sure if there is a different one for LXDE than for gnome? I really like the gnome one though.

    If anyone can tell me the name of the network manager so I can apt-get install I would really appreciate it.

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    Re: Name of default network manager?

    Code:
    $ apt-cache depends lubuntu-desktop | grep network
      Depends: network-manager-gnome
    If you installed Lubuntu the ordinary way (by installing the lubuntu-desktop metapackage), then the package you seek is network-manager-gnome...but it was already installed with Lubuntu.

    If you installed LXDE some other way, then be aware that the package pulls in a few Gnome dependencies, too. I don't think it's too many, but your threshold for 'too many' may differ.

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    Re: Name of default network manager?

    OP has installed lxde desktop environment, not lubuntu-desktop.

    Quote Originally Posted by giantjoebot
    I just installed Ubuntu Server 12.04, and then installed LXDE on it.
    You need:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get network-manager-gnome
    That may want to drag in quite a few dependencies. As it's a server you definitely do not want lubuntu-desktop. That will drag in everything; all apps and dependencies and you may as well have installed Lubuntu in the first place and added the server apps you need.
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; January 8th, 2013 at 04:32 AM.

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    Re: Name of default network manager?

    After you guys replied I looked in Ubuntu software center, and saw it right there. I don't know why I didn't see it before. Thanks I really appreciate it

    0 upgraded, 21 newly installed, 0 to remove and 93 not upgraded.
    After this operation, 17.1 MB of additional disk space will be used

    Its not working though, not sure why. I'm probably going to give –no-install-recommends xubuntu-desktop a try since I'm having problems with audio as well.

    Thanks for the help. I really appreciate it.
    Last edited by giantjoebot; January 8th, 2013 at 07:06 AM.

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    Re: Name of default network manager?

    Install just xfce4 if you only want the desktop environment. xubuntu-desktop will install the lot and again, you may as well have installed Xubuntu in the first place and added the server stuff ...

    Try running these two commands before you try anything else as you have heaps to upgrade (although you're probably down the track by now):

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    That will not upgrade you to the next release, just upgrades what you already have installed.
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; January 8th, 2013 at 08:20 AM.

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