How to run GNOME’s NetworkManager applet under KDE

KDE’s NetworkManager is a nicely integrated plasmoid, however it is missing some features (particularly ones I need to authenticate to University’s network).

It’s easy to swap out KDE’s plasmoid with GNOME’s more fully featured NetworkManager applet. Simply remove the KDE one, install GNOME’s one, tell it to start on login, then just log out and back in!

Remove and install:
sudo yum erase kde-plasma-networkmanagement
sudo yum install NetworkManager-gnome

Then go to System Settings, load Startup and Shutdown module to add the applet to Autostart. Simply click Add program and type:
nm-applet --sm-disable

Log out and back in and you’re away!

11 thoughts on “How to run GNOME’s NetworkManager applet under KDE

  1. Hopefully relying on this won’t be needed soon. I’m clinging on Lamarque’s GIT tree… (his NM 0.9 applet and Solid backend looks nice, but it still has some trouble with user agents)

  2. Thanks very much, I have used this information to solve a different problem, in centos 6 after removing ‘KDE Desktop’, NM-applet went with it and was lost. It’s here that I have known that all was to do was install NetworkManager-gnome and that has solved my problem.

  3. I appreciate, cause I found just what I used
    to be taking a look for. You’ve ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

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