NetworkManager(8) is a daemon that
manages network connections on Ethernet, WiFi, and mobile broadband devices and
operates as an all-in-one solution to network management. The
package contains the basic utilities to run
To enable the NetworkManager(8)
daemon, first disable any other network managing
services like dhcpcd, wpa_supplicant, or
wicd. These services all control network interface configuration, and
interfere with each other.
Finally, enable the NetworkManager(8) service:
# ln -s /etc/sv/NetworkManager /var/service
There are many other front-ends to
nm-applet for system trays,
nm-plasma for KDE Plasma, and a built in network
configuration tool in GNOME.