Ben Boeckel wrote:
k-p-nm is now a viewer for the kded service,
True, but the plasmoid is most likely not what he's using, the monolithic
systray applet is. Unlike the plasmoid, which has to be added to the panel
by hand, the systray applet autostarts.
hence the passive mode.
No, the passive mode is because the GNOME nm-applet is running too.
This is so that the connection survives a plasma crash.
There will be a systray icon for it when it is running.
No, the systray icon is the monolithic version. The kded4 service and the
plasmoid work together and are separate from the monolithic version (and
should not be run at the same time as it). They are not ready for production
Using nm-applet will disable the kded service and the
plasmoid/systray will act as a viewer for it.