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-8.2 platform.

Package Information

NetworkManager Applet Dependencies


GTK+-3.22.28, ISO Codes-3.77, libsecret-0.18.5, libnotify-0.7.7, and NetworkManager-1.10.4


Required (Runtime)



GC-7.6.4 (for linker garbage collection), GNOME Bluetooth, and mobile-broadband-provider-info (runtime)

User Notes:

Installation of NetworkManager Applet

Install NetworkManager Applet by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr     \
      --sysconfdir=/etc \
      -Dselinux=false   \
      -Dteam=false      &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

-Denable-team=false: This switch disables the team configuration editor since it requires Jansson which is not currently in BLFS.

-Denable-selinux=false: This switch forcibly disables SELinux support since it is not currently in BLFS and the build will fail without it.

-Denable-wwan=false: This switch disables WWAN support. Use this if you do not have ModemManager-1.6.12 installed.


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 2018-02-26 09:06:34 -0800