Some common problems related to NetworkManager include the applet not starting,
a missing VPN option, and issues with SCPM.
4.1.1 NetworkManager Desktop Applet Does Not Start
Both the KDE and GNOME desktop applets should start automatically if the
is setup to be controlled by NetworkManager. If that does not happen for some reason,
that the appropriate packages are installed:
NetworkManager-gnome for the GNOME desktop
NetworkManager-kde for the KDE desktop.
If the desktop applet is installed but is not running for some reason
(perhaps you quit it accidentally), you can start it manually. To
start the applet manually, follow these steps:
If you are using GNOME, enter
If you are using KDE, enter
4.1.2 NetworkManager Applet Does Not Include the VPN Option
NetworkManager, applets and VPN support for NetworkManager are distributed in separate packages.
If your NetworkManager applet does not include the VPN option, check if the package
NetworkManager support for your VPN technology is installed.
VPN support is included in following packages:
- NovellVPN—package NetworkManager-novellvpn
- OpenVPN—package NetworkManager-openvpn
- vpnc (Cisco)—package NetworkManager-vpns
4.1.3 SCPM Does Not Switch the Network Configuration
You are probably using SCPM together with NetworkManager. NetworkManager is not currently able
to work with SCPM profiles. If you want to use SCPM and NetworkManager at the
same time, disable the network resource in the SCPM configuration.
Find information about how to do this in Section 2.1, NetworkManager and SCPM.