Wifi does not start in LXQt desktop


  • OpenMandriva Lx version:
    LX 3

  • Desktop environment (KDE, LXQT…):

  • Description of the issue (screenshots if relevant):
    Wifi does not start in LXQt desktop. I have to open SystemSettings5>Network>Connections and then wifi will start. I don’t select anything in Connections I just open it and it immediately begins to start the already setup in NetworkManager wifi connection.

  • Relevant informations (hardware involved, software version, logs or output…):

Dog :dog2: gone it! I hit enter key before I was ready. I hope this is a valid issue… :confused:

OK, so far I have not found a way to get wifi to start automatically in LXQt. I can also start it from cli:

$ nmcli --ask device connect wlp2s0

I can’t believe this after what, a year and half, and user still has to install ‘networkmanager-applet’ (which is for GNOME not Qt, get it, LXQt desktop?)?

So anyway to have wifi start automatically in LXQt desktop you have to install ‘networkmanager-applet’. But for me it will not save wifi password, that is a serious flaw… (And yes I have saved the wifi password in the configuration editor, multiple times.)

So questions:

  1. Can we get this fixed for Cooker hence OMLx 4?

  2. Can we make this a dependency for task-lxqt for OMLx 3?

  3. Do we have to have the GNOME networkmanager-applet package? No way to get the regular NetworkManager to work in LXQt desktop? This one amuses and baffles me. :grinning:

I’ll post another thread about the not saving password for wifi if issue persists or I don’t find something with Internet search. Would be good to know if this issue affects/effects other users as well.


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