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I don't use any LAN, so the following "Network" is useless to me:

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I checked the source code partially and it seems to be using the GIO network extension. How can I disable this without modification of the source code ?

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When using the source, have a look at ./configure --help which shows you some available flags; there might be some way to disable it. – sr_ Jun 26 '12 at 13:49

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