Installation

This page contains the instructions how to install indicator-network and connman for various distributions.

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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)

Installation instructions for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, applies both to Desktop and UNE:

  1. Install Indicator Network PPA:
    • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-network-developers/ppa
      sudo apt-get update
  2. Install indicator-network (which will also install connman):
    • sudo apt-get install indicator-network
  3. Disable NetworkManager from starting during boot:

    • sudo mv /etc/init/network-manager.conf /etc/init/network-manager.conf-disabled
      sudo mv /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop.disabled
  4. Reboot computer.
  5. Use NetworkMenu by clicking network indicator icon.

Please note that network-manager is still installed, but not running. Also the nm-applet is removed from the panel.

Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)

indicator-network and connman are now included in Maverick Meerkat, so there is no need to install any PPAs.

  1. Install indicator-network (which will also install connman):
    • sudo apt-get install indicator-network
  2. Disable NetworkManager from starting during boot:

    • sudo mv /etc/init/network-manager.conf /etc/init/network-manager.conf-disabled
      sudo mv /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop.disabled
  3. Reboot computer.
  4. Use NetworkMenu by clicking network indicator icon.

Please note that network-manager is still installed, but not running. Also the nm-applet is removed from the panel.

Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal)

  1. Install indicator-network (which will also install connman):
    • sudo apt-get install indicator-network
  2. Relogin to see the new network menu.

This installs both indicator-network and connman. As connman conflicts with network-manager, network-manager is automatically uninstalled.

Removing network-manager

If you are using lucid or maveric, want to continue using ConnMan and remove network-manager:

  1. Remove network-manager
    • sudo apt-get remove network-manager-gnome network-manager
  2. Also remove the files the we renamed above so that we don't leave them lingering for ever:
    • sudo rm /etc/init/network-manager.conf-disabled /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop.disabled

With natty network-manager is automatically removed and there's no need to remove it manually.

Reverting back to network-manager

To revert back to network-manager and remove all connman related packages with lucid and maverick:

  1. In case you renamed the autostart files, rename them back to enable network-manager-gnome to start automatically:
    • sudo mv /etc/init/network-manager.conf-disabled /etc/init/network-manager.conf
      sudo mv /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop.disabled /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop
  2. Remove all connman related packages:
    • sudo apt-get remove indicator-network connman
  3. Reboot computer.

With natty:

  1. Install network-manager
    • sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome
  2. Remove all connman related packages (they should be removed already, this is just a precaution):
    • sudo apt-get remove indicator-network connman ofono
  3. Reboot computer.

ConnMan/Installation (last edited 2011-03-14 11:59:49 by kvalo)