plasmoid-networkmanagement - How to connect?

After Will’s talk about new KDE Features for 11.4 on the openSUSE Conference, I thought I’d finally give the networkmanagement plasmoid a try and installed it.
While it looks neat and apparently would show additional information about my connection (compared to knetworkmanager), I was unable to find a button or other UI element that would allow me to connect to a 3G Network.

Has anyone managed to use this for connecting? How?

I was just lucky that I had nm-applet installed, otherwise I would not even have had a way to get online at all… :-)

5 Responses to “plasmoid-networkmanagement - How to connect?”

  1. zizzfizzix says:

    If modemmanager recognizes your modem, then it should show-up by itself in the list of interfaces. Also in Manage Connections there’s a tab for modems, but inactive if modemmanager doesn’t recognize it

  2. seife says:

    Yes, there is the device and I can view it etc. But there is no “connect” button - or at least I did not find / recognize it. The device works well with nm-applet or knetworkmanager, it’s simply an UI issue.

  3. jrdls says:

    I guess you are using KDE 4.4 or KDE 4.5 but you require KDE 4.6 since solid only supports modemmanager in that version (as of today unreleased) and I guess a newer version of the plasmoid.

  4. TheBlackCat says:

    openSUSE 11.4 will use KDE 4.6 (coming out in January), which is where the 3G connection support will first appear. I think it has been mostly implemented, but there may still be some bugs and features that need to be implemented.

  5. seife says:

    Ok. Will had mentioned that knetworkmanager and the plasmoid are basically only two different UIs but they share the same functionality. I assumed that this was already the case, but of course he was talking about 4.6.
    knetworkmanager supports 3G pretty well, even if nm-applet still is vastly superiour (displaying the connection type etc).

    Thanks for all the comments, I’ll start testing once 4.6 hits FACTORY.