SystemTray & network state

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  1. Matesax

    Matesax Member

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    I have installed minimal Linux yesterday, therefore I want small applications for keep this in minimal state. And network-manager is too big for me... I want only:

    watch -n 1 cat /proc/net/wireless

    in tray icon. Exists?
    Thank you!

  2. labrat

    labrat Active Member

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    Most distributions have a simple networking daemon which allows you to connect wifi with wpasupplicant - so I assume you already have that set up?

    To watch the proc fs for signal strength using your command you could write it into a conky script and just have it display in a corner of the screen. No idea as to how to do that as I don't use conky.
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    I want only real-time connection checking such as:
    watch -n 1 cat /proc/net/wireless
    in lxpanel - SystemTrayIcon... (Without network-manager.)
  4. labrat

    labrat Active Member

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    Well unless something already exists you'd probably have to do that yourself. i.e. write a script.

    Or you could just use wicd which is a lighter weight wireless/network connection manager.
  5. Matesax

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    I'm programmer - I'm able to create this application. But I ask here - exists any applet network-state indicator for SystemTray?
  6. arochester

    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Try: RIGHT clicking the panel and choose "Add Plugins" then choose "Network Monitor".
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    But this applet not show signal quality in TrayIcon...
  8. arochester

    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I believe the System tray just shows running programs which have been minimised. I do not believe that it shows other "applets".

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