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This program was not written by IT and is not supported by them!
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'''[[Internet|Back to Internet]]'''
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Pynetkey's main goals are to be more robust and attractive (it sits in the system tray) than the existing inetkey/sinetkey. It also runs on both Windows and Linux systems. Pynetkey is released under the GPL.
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The open source alternative for NXInetkey is called Pynetkey written by Janto Dreijer.
  
Main local site: http://dip.sun.ac.za/~janto/pynetkey
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''Please note for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and greater, please install the python-appindicator package. Type the following in a [[Xterm|terminal]];''
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sudo apt-get install python-appindicator
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''Then proceed with the following instructions''
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;Installation of "Pynetkey"
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#Go to: [http://dip.sun.ac.za/~janto/pynetkey/ Janto Dreijer's website].
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#Download the file whose name starts with '''pynetkey''' and ends with the <font color="red">'''.deb'''</font> extension.
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#Open a file manager and go to the location where you downloaded the file.
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#Double-click on the downloaded file.
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#The "Ubuntu Software Center" will open.
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#Click on "Install".
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;To open an internet connection after installation
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#Search for '''Pynetkey''' using the [[Unity|Dash]].
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#Enter your campus username and password in the dialog.
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#Click on "Connect".
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You will see a ladybird icon appear in the top panel notification area representing the status of pynetkey.
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*A <font color="green">'''green'''</font> ladybird icon means the internet is open.
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*An <font color="orange">'''orange'''</font> ladybird icon means the internet is closed.
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*A <font color="red">'''red'''</font> ladybird icon means something is wrong.
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Click on the ladybird icon on the top panel, to enable further functionality.
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If this way of installation fails or you are looking for detailed instructions on using Pynetkey, go to: http://dip.sun.ac.za/~janto/pynetkey/readme.html
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<!--Right click on pynetkey.tar.gz and choose to extract it. Cut the folder called "pynetkey". Go to '''Places -> Home Folder''' and paste it there.
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*Now right click on the menu panel at the top of your screen and choose '''Add to panel...'''. Click on '''Custom Application Launcher''' and '''Add'''. Name: Pynetkey, Command: click on browse, go to the pynetkey folder, open it and select '''pynetkey.py'''. Click on the icon, again browse to your home folder, open pynetkey, open icons and choose main.png. Open, OK, close. You should now have a shortcut to open pynetkey in your menu panel with an orange ladybird as icon.
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Detailed instructions on the use of Pynetkey is available at http://dip.sun.ac.za/~janto/pynetkey/readme.html
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==Install Pynetkey's Dependencies==
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*Open a terminal from Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal, or by pressing Alt+F2 and typing '''gnome-terminal'''.
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*In the terminal run the following two commands:
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**<code>sudo apt-get update
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**sudo apt-get install python-eggtrayicon</code>-->
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==Show tray icons==
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If you are running the newest release of Ubuntu (11.04/Natty Narwhal) with the Unity desktop, follow the steps to [[Show tray icons in unity|show tray icons in unity]] so that Pynetkey's icon will appear in the tray after opening.-->
  
 
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Latest revision as of 01:00, 20 December 2016

Back to Internet

The open source alternative for NXInetkey is called Pynetkey written by Janto Dreijer.

Please note for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and greater, please install the python-appindicator package. Type the following in a terminal;

sudo apt-get install python-appindicator

Then proceed with the following instructions

Installation of "Pynetkey"
  1. Go to: Janto Dreijer's website.
  2. Download the file whose name starts with pynetkey and ends with the .deb extension.
  3. Open a file manager and go to the location where you downloaded the file.
  4. Double-click on the downloaded file.
  5. The "Ubuntu Software Center" will open.
  6. Click on "Install".
To open an internet connection after installation
  1. Search for Pynetkey using the Dash.
  2. Enter your campus username and password in the dialog.
  3. Click on "Connect".

You will see a ladybird icon appear in the top panel notification area representing the status of pynetkey.

  • A green ladybird icon means the internet is open.
  • An orange ladybird icon means the internet is closed.
  • A red ladybird icon means something is wrong.

Click on the ladybird icon on the top panel, to enable further functionality.

If this way of installation fails or you are looking for detailed instructions on using Pynetkey, go to: http://dip.sun.ac.za/~janto/pynetkey/readme.html