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Thread: Issues with connman and reinstalling network-manager-gnome

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    Re: Issues with connman and reinstalling network-manager-gnome

    How about configuring a temporary connection via the networking service instead? either by adding a stanza to your /etc/network/interfaces or directly on the command line with ifconfig ... up etc.

    Should be fairly straightforward especially if you have a wired connection

    Then you could reinstall everything from the regular online repo

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    Re: Issues with connman and reinstalling network-manager-gnome

    Wired connection is a definite no: no matter what.

    Could you give me instructions on how to configure a wireless connection through Terminal, then? My wifi adapter is wlan0.

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    Re: Issues with connman and reinstalling network-manager-gnome

    I double check my xubuntu machine. Both network-manager and network-manager-gnome are installed. You may try installing both of them.

    steeldriver's suggestion could be a faster solution. Take a look at this thread for details. I wouldn't worry for the package 'wpasupplicant' since it should be preinstalled.

    Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: Issues with connman and reinstalling network-manager-gnome

    OK try this (no promises it will work - I have just brought up a working connection on my laptop this way but ymmv)

    1. edit your /etc/network/interfaces file e.g.

    Code:
    gksudo leafpad /etc/network/interfaces
    or

    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
    It will likely contain only a couple of lines defining the loopback interface('lo'); add the following lines

    Code:
    auto wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet dhcp
        wpa-ssid your-ssid
        wpa-psk your-wpa-psk
    2. in case the broken network-manager is still running

    Code:
    sudo service network-manager stop
    3. (re)start the (alternative) networking service

    Code:
    sudo service networking restart
    You may have trouble with (3) not restarting (I just did) - if so try rebooting instead

    This assumes you are getting everything via DHCP - if you need to set up non-DHCP supplied DNS servers or a wholly static IP we will need to add more lines.

    Once it's up you can confirm whether you have a working connection and which service is configuring it e.g.

    Code:
    ifconfig wlan0
    
    service networking status
    
    service network-manager status
    
    ping google.com

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    Re: Issues with connman and reinstalling network-manager-gnome

    Sorry, I was out on call, that's why I haven't responded. I will attempt all of the suggestions, and let you know how it went when finished.

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    Re: Issues with connman and reinstalling network-manager-gnome

    Quote Originally Posted by papibe View Post
    I double check my xubuntu machine. Both network-manager and network-manager-gnome are installed. You may try installing both of them.

    steeldriver's suggestion could be a faster solution. Take a look at this thread for details. I wouldn't worry for the package 'wpasupplicant' since it should be preinstalled.

    Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.
    How would I go about installing the correct network-manager-gnome? I'd like to try that first.

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    Re: Issues with connman and reinstalling network-manager-gnome

    Alright, I give up. You guys have been awesome, and I really appreciate it a lot. So, Xubuntu is going out the window. I hate XFCE. I wanna use #!, but I don't like that they now use Debian as a base.

    SO! What OS should I get? I just want speed. Preferably something that will work with OpenBox. Archlinux scares me too much.

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    Re: Issues with connman and reinstalling network-manager-gnome

    I enjoy Lubuntu (with xubuntu-desktop installed) and I have also found that Openbox is great, when performance is important. So I suggest that you simply save your personal files and reinstall Xubuntu. That is often the quick and clean solution

    If you are not happy with any Ubuntu flavour, try Knoppix or Fuduntu.

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    Re: Issues with connman and reinstalling network-manager-gnome

    Well, this is closed, as I have uninstalled Xubuntu and moved to Arch Linux, despite my fears. Arch is wonderful! Thanks for the help, anyway, guys.

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