Lxqt wifi / nm-tray issue

I have tested lxqt for days now tinkering. I don't know if it's a gui problem or not but, I searched everywhere unsuccessfully for the little wifi icon to put my password in. I had the idea that maybe I can download an app for wifi and I don't mean anything against octopi, I just have user error. so I put yay -S pamac-aur in the terminal and it just told me there was a command error. I used the same terminal command in kde so I know it works. Any help you guys can give will be greatly appreciated.

Kernel: 6.0.8-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=b5ec8923-53ce-47fc-8cfa-a5237bb63e03 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.3 tk: Qt v: 5.15.7 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: TOSHIBA product: TECRA Z40-C v: PT463U-08J02S
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 v: Version 1.0
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: TOSHIBA model: TECRA Z40-C v: Version A0
serial: <superuser required> UEFI-[Legacy]: TOSHIBA v: Version 6.80
date: 11/21/2018
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 26.6 Wh (56.5%) condition: 47.1/59.2 Wh (79.5%)
volts: 14.5 min: 14.5 model: G71C000GB510 type: Li-ion serial: N/A
status: discharging
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse serial: <filter>
charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: discharging
Info: model: Intel Core i5-6300U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake
gen: core 6 level: v3 note: check built: 2015 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
model-id: 0x4E (78) stepping: 3 microcode: 0xF0
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 1677 high: 1701 min/max: 400/3000 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 1700 2: 1610 3: 1700
4: 1701 bogomips: 19999
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: retbleed mitigation: IBRS
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling,
PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: Toshiba driver: i915
v: kernel arch: Gen-9 process: Intel 14n built: 2015-16 ports: active: eDP-1
empty: DP-1, DP-2, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1916
class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.5
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.21x7.99")
s-diag: 414mm (16.31")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: ChiMei InnoLux 0x14b7 built: 2014 res: 1366x768
hz: 60 dpi: 112 gamma: 1.2 size: 309x173mm (12.17x6.81") diag: 354mm (13.9")
ratio: 16:9 modes: 1366x768
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.2.3 renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 520 (SKL
GT2) direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Toshiba
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_soc_avs
bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d70 class-ID: 0403
Sound API: ALSA v: k6.0.8-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.59 running: yes
Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-LM vendor: Toshiba driver: e1000e v: kernel
port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:156f class-ID: 0200
IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel Wireless 8260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:24f3 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-8:4 chip-ID: 8087:0a2b class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: up address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 15.41 GiB (6.5%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: MZNTY256HDHP-00000
size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 100Q scheme: MBR
ID-1: / raw-size: 238.47 GiB size: 238.47 GiB (100.00%)
used: 15.41 GiB (6.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-2: /home raw-size: 238.47 GiB size: 238.47 GiB (100.00%)
used: 15.41 GiB (6.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 238.47 GiB size: 238.47 GiB (100.00%)
used: 15.41 GiB (6.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 238.47 GiB size: 238.47 GiB (100.00%)
used: 15.41 GiB (6.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.67 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0 C pch: 36.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 225 Uptime: 2m wakeups: 3 Memory: 7.67 GiB used: 2.35 GiB (30.6%)
Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1230 libs: 311 tools: pamac,paru
Shell: fish v: 3.5.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.23
Garuda (2.6.9-1):
System install date:     2022-11-06
Last full system update: 2022-11-10
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:            systemd [email protected]:toshiba::kbd_backlight.service


yay pamac-aur
8 aur/archlinux-appstream-data-pamac 1:20221014-1 [+20 ~1.32] [Installed]
Arch Linux application database for AppStream-based software centers (Fixed for pamac-aur and pamac-all packages)
7 aur/libpamac-aur 11.4.1-1 [+26 ~0.83] [Installed]
Pamac package manager library based on libalpm
6 aur/pamac-aur-git 10.4.3.r0.gd314d70-1 [+29 ~0.10]
A Gtk3 frontend for libalpm - git version
5 chaotic-aur/pamac-classic 7.3.0-2.2 [461.30KiB 1.62MiB]
A Gtk3 frontend for libalpm - classic version
4 chaotic-aur/libpamac-aur 11.4.1-1 [0B 3.89MiB] [Installed]
Pamac package manager library based on libalpm
3 chaotic-aur/archlinux-appstream-data-pamac 1:20221014-1 [0B 18.87MiB] [Installed]
Arch Linux application database for AppStream-based software centers (Fixed for pamac-aur and pamac-all packages)
2 aur/pamac-aur 10.4.3-1 [+373 ~3.26] [Installed]
A Gtk3 frontend, Package Manager based on libalpm with AUR and Appstream support
1 chaotic-aur/pamac-aur 10.4.3-1 [0B 930.17KiB] [Installed]
A Gtk3 frontend, Package Manager based on libalpm with AUR and Appstream support
:: Packages to install (eg: 1 2 3, 1-3):

and use three ~ in first and last line of your terminal output in your posts :slight_smile:

Also, post your input and the output from your yay -S pamac-aur.
Btw, config.fish

[ ! -x /usr/bin/yay ] && [ -x /usr/bin/paru ] && alias yay='paru'

I will learn the ~ trick. I don't understand what config.fish means.

oh lol it probably means download fish

If you use fish and type yay in terminal, paru will be used.
Check for your terminal with

alias | grep yay

I think this is a known issue.
Check this one, also for a workaround.


Please fix guys. For the last few days I saw an icon that was a colored box that didn't give the impression of wifi at all. it was just a box that didn't say wifi. it only said nm-tray. I had to literally click every icon in lxqt to find out nm tray was wifi. That will run newbs away. When I was able to finally login to the internet it automatically download the app database for me so I was able to figure out octopi to download pamac. Thanks for your help guys.

We'll see what we can do and we'll do our best.
I've seen several complains, searching on the web, but especially on the nm-tray github (development site) regarding the "limited" usability, possible improvements, etc.
It could be an upstream issue, but it could also be something where we can help.
We'll need the help of our developers here: could it be e.g. an issue for which we need a package rebuild, e.g. due to the recent qt5-tools update?

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nm-tray stands for NetworkManager tray, and it does a lot more stuff than just WiFi--so I guess that is why it is not just called "WiFi".

I agree if you are not familiar with the software or the layout that might not be intuitive, since as you mentioned the icon is not a giveaway.

In any case, I'm glad you found it! :slightly_smiling_face: