System Settings Connections editor not working

it stopped working after i followed a tutorial to add a static ip by adding a file:

(not actual adapter id)



after doing so i disabled/enabled systemd-networkd.service and now the Connection settings under Network on System settings won’t add a new connection, the add button works fine but after clicking on save it just doesn’t add anything to it.
also there is no tray icon for connections.

is this a side affect / bug for disabling/reenabling systemd-networkd.service*? or is it because of the file i added to /etc/systemd/network/?

i wanted to configure a static ip by using the Connection settings but i couldn’t figure it out how to do it.

btw my connection is working but i would like to restore the tray icon and make the connections editor work properly.

I don’t know what you did, but revert all your changes or restore your last system backup and post an

inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width

(Personally Identifiable Information like serial numbers and MAC addresses will be filtered out by the above command)
Also, please copy-paste that output in-between 3 backticks ``` at the beginning and end of the code/text.

nmcli is the CLI tool of choice to set fixed IP addresses…


i don’t use backups, apart from creating copies of files i’ve modified.

trimmed most of the irrelevant info:

  Kernel: 5.9.16-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.9-x86_64 
  root=UUID=bde0acb2-c174-4646-a9c0-d39784e349c8 ro radeon.cik_support=0 
  amdgpu.cik_support=1 radeon.si_support=0 amdgpu.si_support=1 quiet 
  apparmor=1 security=apparmor 
  resume=UUID=1454278d-26af-4ec4-8f0e-38e5356bd9fd udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.2 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: ASUSTeK P8P67 and other motherboards driver: r8169 v: kernel 
  port: e800 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 class ID: 0200 
  IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> scope: global broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> scope: link 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
  Processes: 239 Uptime: 1d 2h 50m wakeups: 1 Init: systemd v: 247 Compilers: 
  gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1411 lib: 403 flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.0 
  running in: konsole inxi: 3.3.01 

thanks, i could try that after i fix my current issue.

:four_leaf_clover: :four_leaf_clover: :four_leaf_clover:
Because, in the future, you will lose data. (It’s not a question of if but when!)


what i meant by “i don’t use backups” was that i don’t use backups for my system itself. all my important files are on different partitions, external drives, etc, my system is not my data :slight_smile:

i do backup config files so i can reuse them, which is sort of a backup.

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:sweat_smile: :+1:

As you’re diving into your system configuration anyway, Kernel 5.9 is EOL so please install both 5.4 and 5.10 LTS (Long Time Support) and see which one of the two troubles you least.

As you didn’t provide any other info, no further optimizations can be given


thanks for the warning…