[CentOS] Centos 5.3 - NetworkManager applet

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Apr 2 17:37:10 UTC 2009

So far I have upgraded 2 test laptops (no big servers or this, my main 

I am running from local repos.  The OS repo is from downloading the isos 
and extracting them.  The Update repo I get with an rsync command.

On both laptops, the update ends with a dialog panel (oh, I am using gnome):

The NetworkManager applet caould not find some required resources.  It 
cannot continue.

I don't see anything in /var/log/messages that might shed light on this.

On both these systems, I have the NetworkManager deamon disabled.  I was 
able to start it in a terminal window with the services command and it 
seems to have worked; I see the icon on the system tray.

Meanwhile, going through messages I see a message at the end of the 
bootup about nm-system-settings about loading plugin ifcfg-rh.

First it parses ifcfg-lo and then notifies that it is ignoring the 
loopback device config.  It then goes on to read ifcfg-eth0 (which is 
set for ONBOOT=no, so nothing more happens).

So is this dialog a 'bug' or just an artifact of upgrading from 5.2 to 5.3?

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