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-7.10 platform.

Package Information

NetworkManager Applet Dependencies


GTK+-3.20.9, ISO Codes-3.69, libsecret-0.18.5, libnotify-0.7.6, and NetworkManager-1.4.0


Required (Runtime)



gnome-bluetooth-3.20.0, ModemManager-1.6.0, mobile-broadband-provider-info (runtime), and Jansson (for the team configuration editor)

User Notes:

Installation of NetworkManager Applet

Install NetworkManager Applet by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr       \
            --sysconfdir=/etc   \
            --disable-static    \
            --without-team      &&


To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--without-team: This switch disables the team configuration editor since it requires Jansson which is not currently in BLFS.


Installed Programs: nm-applet and nm-connection-editor
Installed Libraries: and
Installed Directories: /usr/{include,share}/{libnma,libnm-gtk} and /usr/share/nm-applet

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 2016-08-28 20:08:04 -0700