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Bodhi makes connecting to the internet or your local network easy with the use of Network Manager (aka nm-applet).
You will see an icon similar to this in your System tray (systray).
* If you do not see a systray anywhere on your desktop, please read
**Notein LiveUSB/CD section at the bottom of the page.
After a few moments, a connection should be established.
Connections can then be edited by right clicking on the icon. Also, please notice how the icon now has a different appearance to indicate a connection is established in the right photo. A common feature that is enabled automatically is to have the connection in question automatically connect as soon as it is detected.
Connection problems can be notoriously difficult to diagnose, especially on a system that is not able to make a connection at all. If these steps fail, the best advice we can give is to get on a system that does make a connection (or use a wired connection if wireless is failing) and join us on IRC or the Bodhi Forums. See the Resources Page.
For Those Using a LiveUSB/CD...
Because the Network Manager(nm-applet) is a Startup Application and Bodhi's LiveUSB/CDs do not currently support this, the Network Manager will not run by default.
To manually start the applet:
- Navigate to Main Menu>Run Everything or
Alt+Esckey combination. This launches Enlightenment's Everything Module, which is described in detail here.
"network"and click on the Network entry that appears. You should then see an icon similar to the one pictured at the top of this page in the System tray and can now follow the instructions given in this guide to connect to a network.
*Note: Please know that once you've installed Bodhi Linux, the Network
Manager automatically runs on startup, as is the norm.
**Note: Also, bear in mind that some profiles do not have the System tray
loaded onto desktop by default. You can choose a different profile at
A left-click on the desktop will open the Main Menu.
We recommend the Laptop or Desktop profile, since they both have the
System tray clearly visible on a shelf. You can also add the systray gadget manually to any profile,
but that is beyond the scope of this section.