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Re: No network management in LXDE task

Am 25.09.21 um 22:05 schrieb Holger Wansing:
Control: retitle -1 LXDE: Please include a user-friendly network management tool
Control: tags -1 + patch

[ Returning back to #988696 as the correct bug for this issue; dropping 994875 from CC ]

Jaycee Santos <jlsantos@protonmail.com> wrote (Thu, 23 Sep 2021 20:42:05 +0000):
On Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 at 1:05 PM, Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> wrote:
Am 23.09.21 um 21:35 schrieb Jaycee Santos:
  Is there a reason why to choose gnome-network-manager over something like
  nm-tray for LXDE?

I think nm-tray (being based on Qt5) is a reasonable choice for LXQT (which is also Qt5 based). LXDE on the other hand uses GTK, so I think network-manager-gnome is a better fit there. (both disk footprint and memory usage wise)

Ah. My apologies. I thought nm-applet was provided by nm-tray. I was wrong.
I did not know that nm-applet was part of network-manager-gnome!

So I agree with network-manager-gnome being a better fit for LXDE.

Regarding LXQT: this DE already installs cmst by default (an Qt based
GUI for connman, which also has a system tray icon), and since there were
no complains so far from LXQT users related to the network management tool
used, I would not touch LXQT for this.

A patch to address this issue for LXDE is attached.

So now you have 3 network configuration systems involved:

- ifupdown, which is still installed by default
- connman, which is pulled in by the lxde package (via connman-gtk)
- network-manager(-gnome), which is pulled in via task-lxde-desktop

that doesn't sound like a good solution.

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