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Progress - was [Re: Attempting a VERY minimal install (using --no-install-recommends ;)]

On 04/24/2019 02:31 PM, Richard Owlett wrote:
On 04/24/2019 01:10 PM, Joe wrote:
On Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:36:29 -0500
Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My base setup was installed by doing
    apt-get --no-install-recommends install task-mate-desktop
    apt-get install pluma gparted synaptic

All it lacks is internet connectivity.
I have a WiFi hotspot from T-mobile which I effectively use as a
modem (WiFi is intentionally disabled). On the standard install it
appears eth2 on Network Manager Applet.

I used Synaptic to install network-manager-gnome
The apparent problem is that connecting the hotspot does dot trigger
the "connecting" icon.

It works now ;/
I suspect the problem was not having logged-out/logged-in after installing network-manager-gnome.

How do I determine what else I need to install?
[Recall point #2 in my first paragraph ;]

Difficult to say without knowing what you don't have.

Agreed <chuckle>

Can you specify an 'automatic' connection with Network Manager?

I don't know yet. I've just brought up 4 URLs that the wiki says I should read. I had expected the icon for Network Manager Applet to appear on MATE's Panel. It does not.

If not, you probably need dhcpcd.

That's not my problem. It is not present on install DVD 1.
Also on the full install I have on the same machine none of the dhcpcd modules listed by Synaptic are installed.

NM gains abilities according to what helper programs are

I have some reading to do.

The reading clued me in ;}

Thank you.