Bug#928408: #928408: network-manager missing from lxqt desktop
> The package network-manager and everything form which it is dependent on
> is missing - consequently, there is no tray-icon and it is not possible
> to connect to a network.
network-manager and its ecosystem are a component of Gnome; lxqt uses cmst
instead which is based on connman. They're roughly equivalent -- and both
are merely user-friendly interfaces that's not required to connect to a
> It is very complicated to install this package
> if you have no network connection at all because of all the
> dependencies. Well I am just a user, no computer scientist or
If so, I'd recommend giving connman a try. It seems to require no advanced
knowledge. I haven't used it much (just on a single phone) thus I don't
know its details, but it seems to just do its job, with no poking required.
> but I am quite sure that this is not because of some missing
> wifi firmware.
Good to know -- that's the usual problem.
> I suggest to make the whole meta-package dependent of the network-manager
> or something like that.
It already has that dependency, albeit as an alternative:
Recommends: [...], cmst | nm-tray | network-manager-gnome | plasma-nm | wicd
Thus: cmst is picked by default, but there are five user interfaces the
metapackage is happy with, three of them being network-manager GUIs.
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