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-7.9 platform.

This package is known to build properly using the gcc-6 compiler.

Package Information

NetworkManager Applet Dependencies


GTK+-3.20.8, ISO Codes-3.69, libsecret-0.18.5, libnotify-0.7.6, and NetworkManager-1.2.4


Required (Runtime)



ModemManager-1.6.0, GNOME Bluetooth, and mobile-broadband-provider-info (runtime)

User Notes:

Installation of NetworkManager Applet

Install NetworkManager Applet by running the following commands:

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


To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

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


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

Short Descriptions


allows users to view and edit network connection settings.

contains internal functions for the Network Manager GTK+ Interface.

contains the NetworkManager GTK+ bindings.

Last updated on 2016-08-17 02:16:33 -0500