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-8.0 platform.

Package Information

NetworkManager Applet Dependencies


GTK+-3.22.8, ISO Codes-3.74, libsecret-0.18.5, libnotify-0.7.7, and NetworkManager-1.6.2


Required (Runtime)



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    \
            --without-team      &&

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.

--without-team: This switch disables the team configuration editor since it requires Jansson which is not currently in BLFS.


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

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 2017-02-20 15:27:17 -0800