NetworkManager on Slackware 13.37

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I found a very easy solution for having NetworkManager installed on Slackware Linux, even without using dirty tricks as I did with Slackware 13.0.
How? Take a look at rworkman’s packages for XFCE 4.8.0 ;)
In the

extra/packages

you will find packages for NetworkManager, both the system and the applet.
I would also install the packages in the

packages/*arch*/deps/

folder, since there are some that will surely be used by NetworkManager (all Gconf/Gnome related). I cannot provide the complete dependencies list since I also installed the whole XFCE 4.8.0, but if you find them out, write them as a comment.

This solution works for both x86 and and x86_64 architectures.

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.

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  • In case anyone wants to know.
    I downloaded and installed:
    libgnome-keyring
    gnome-keyring
    ORBit2
    GConf
    NetworkManager
    network-manager-applet
    In that order and it works on my fresh install of Slack-13.37.
    Also, I added ‘/usr/sbin/NetworkManager’ to my rc.local.

About Author

dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.