This is my first time using the Endevour OS i3WM variant, but not my first time with i3. How do I scan for Wi-Fi networks? I’ve used the D-menu(rofi) and all I seem to see is advanced network configuration which prompts me to enter everything like SSID and etc. Do I need to install an additional package for that or it’s already there under a specific name.
Make sure that
#exec --no-startup-id nm-applet
is uncommented in your i3 config file:
# networkmanager-applet exec --no-startup-id nm-applet
Normally when I install i3 WiFi just works. Isn’t nm normally set on install to work?
Wi-Fi works, I just don’t know where to scan networks. It connected to my home network just fine when I installed it, but I am trying to figure out how I can scan the networks to connect to a different one.
You need to run nm-applet. Looks like it is not “on” by deafult in EnOS’ i3 config.
From nm-applet on your bar, you could see and connect to other networks.
See my previous post.
Ive never had an issue . It sees the networks.
Edit: Unless somethings changed as i haven’t installed it in a while.
thank you @pebcak that worked! I’m gonna ave to work on some theming because even with the dark theme all these pop-up menus are white
if you real get into WM’s + move away from "point + click "
you might be interested in
" https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/NetworkManager#nmcli_examples "
nmcli or nmtui . Hope you enjoy your Xp on EOS i3 ( it well put together )
EndeavourOS default setup uses dex what will start nm-applet on logins automatically it should show up on bottom right panel in tray … where you can access by right/left clicking the icon… if dex is not installed you would need to uncomment the nm-applet starter in config…
Shouldn’t the first exec line be uncommented then also?
# dex execute .desktop files + apps using /etc/xdg/autostart. # when second to i3 a DE is installed or mixed usage of i3 + xfce4 or GNOME # in this cases better disable dex and use manual starting apps using xdg/autostart # if enabled you should comment welcome app. # https://github.com/jceb/dex #exec --no-startup-id dex -a -s /etc/xdg/autostart/:~/.config/autostart/ exec --no-startup-id dex --autostart --environment i3
no that’s only alternative the i3 variant is working best for i3
I do use this for years day in day out…
I’ve commented out the nm-applet and I still see networks and it’s themed properly. I assumed that is dex?
Must be it … so it does work properly now?
Yup all good!
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