Install latest Network Manager in Lucid from PPA

Network Manager Logo

Network Manager Logo

Hehehe, it’s about 3 months since my last post here.. Huuffhhh.. little tired, with all of my activities, at home, at campus. πŸ™‚
Hmmpp.. for the ‘re-opening’, I’m going to share a tip, how to install the latest Network Manager packages in Ubuntu. Eitss, what is Network Manager?
And why should we upgrade to the latest one? Ahh,, let’s read the whole story, haaaaaa.. πŸ˜€

Some of you should be familiar with Network Manager, a set of tools that helps Linux users manage theirΒ  network connections.Β  It has a lot of features, make it very popular among other network manager available this day. Many distros use it as default tool for managing networks. πŸ˜€

As of now, Network Manager has reached its stable version, 0.8. It cames by default in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid. I really love it, because it detect my modem (Haier CE100), and make me get connected to Internet easily.. πŸ˜€ hohoo..

So, why sould we upgrade it to the latest version, 0.8.1 ?? Actually, there’s no specific reason behind it.. (lol) hahaha…
The only different that I noticed after using it is, it can detect the signal strength from an EVDO-enabled modem (in this case, my Haier CE100) and display it in the applet.. πŸ™‚
Ah, one more.. If you have modem that doesn’t detected by Network Manager, try to upgrade it. Who knows, your modem will be detected automatically πŸ™‚ Hehehe..

Okay, let’s give it a try.. Open up your terminal, and then follow the steps bellow..

In step #1, we need to add the ppa repository of network manager (daily update). Hmm..

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:network-manager/trunk

and then, update the repository indexes..

sudo apt-get update

Next, step #2, install the latest network manager (0.8.1). It will replace the current one by default, so no need to remove it manually πŸ™‚

sudo apt-get install network-manager network-manager-gnome

It will download the packages and then replace the old one. hohoho, wait a minute………….
Once it finished, restart your computer. Reconnect your modem, and see whether it detects the signal and display it, or not..? πŸ™‚

signal strength

Network Manager shows the signal's strength

Network Manager Applet

Network Manager Applet

References :
http://live.gnome.org/NetworkManager

https://launchpad.net/~network-manager/+archive/trunk

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6 thoughts on “Install latest Network Manager in Lucid from PPA

  1. Thank you. My NetworkManager is up and running again after two days of trying all sorts of problem solving.

    • Just remove the NetworkManager’s PPA from your sources, then reload the repository (apt-get update).
      Try installing the previous version by typing the same command as above (apt-get install bla bla bla)
      This method should work πŸ˜€

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