[CentOS] NetworkManager trouble with CentOS 5.4 and KDE3

Roger K. Wells ROGER.K.WELLS at saic.com
Tue Mar 9 18:07:07 UTC 2010

Martin Jungowski wrote:
> I'm evaluating CentOS 5.4 for our company and one of our requirements is 
> that it must also run on laptops. I've managed to get everything working 
> so far except for wireless networks. The problem here seems to be that 
> CentOS fails to provide a knetworkmanager package, and we're using KDE3 
> for various reasons. Thus, we're limited to Networkmanager-gnome which 
> works but fails to save passwords in KDE3 and only works in Gnome. Of 
> course kwallet is installed but requires knetworkmanager to work. The 
> only solution I found so far was to log into Gnome, connect to the 
> wireless network and save the password but that's certainly NOT an opion.
> I guess the question is quite simple: how do I get NetworkManager to save 
> passwords in KDE3? It's a critical issue and switching to Gnome is not an 
> option either. Infact it's Novell's decision to ditch KDE3 and focus on 
> KDE4 instead that made us turn our backs on openSUSE in the first place.
> So, is it possible to solve this teeny-tiny problem some other way?
There was a thread, "NetworkManager won't save wireless keys", on this 
list on January 14, 2010.  I don't know if it was your problem exactly.  
If you don't have the thread and would like it let me know & I will 
forward it to you.
> Thanks in advance,
> Martin

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