Introduction to NetworkManager Applet

The NetworkManager Applet provides a tool and a panel applet used to configure wired and wireless network connections through GUI. It's designed for use with any desktop environment that uses GTK+ like Xfce and LXDE.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.8 platform.

Package Information

NetworkManager Applet Dependencies


GTK+-3.18.5, ISO Codes-3.59, libsecret-0.18.3, libnotify-0.7.6, and NetworkManager-1.0.8


Required (Runtime)



GNOME Bluetooth, mobile-broadband-provider-info (runtime), and ModemManager

User Notes:

Installation of NetworkManager Applet

Install NetworkManager Applet by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --sysconfdir=/etc \
            --disable-migration \
            --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-migration: This switch disables building of the NetworkManager Applet GConf migration tool which is not necessary for BLFS.

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


Installed Programs: nm-applet and nm-connection-editor
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/{include,share}/libnm-gtk and /usr/share/nm-applet

Short Descriptions


allows users to view and edit network connection settings.

contains the NetworkManager GTK+ bindings.

Last updated on 2015-11-21 20:05:12 -0600