network manager icon missing

network manager icon missing

Postby pradhishkumaAR on Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:59 pm

Dear all

I have laptop hp dv6 running linux mint debian edition. All was fine till suddenly my network manager applet in the notification area of mate panel went missing. I am trying to get in back with no luck. Any help will be appreciated. The network manger seems to be working int he background and connecting to the networks. I really don know how to make it appear in the notification area as an applet so i can control it.

thanks in advance
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Re: network manager icon missing

Postby Fornhamfred on Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:28 pm

Try the following

right click panel>add to panel>Notification Area
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Re: network manager icon missing

Postby pradhishkumaAR on Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:26 am

Thanks for the reply i have tried that but the notiification area comes without the nm applet
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Re: network manager icon missing

Postby Fornhamfred on Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:23 pm

Try this solution>

THE SOLUTION!

Unread postby Mike_IronFist » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:22 am
I FIGURED OUT HOW TO FIX THIS PROBLEM! :D

There was actually a more serious problem behind this - the network manager was not managing my network card, hence the "Device not managed" message.

Here's how I fixed it.

First I opened a terminal and I used the program nano to edit the Network manager config.
This was done with the following command:

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sudo nano /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf


In that file, change the line that says managed=false to read managed=true

Then, the following two commands restarted the Network Manager service, allowing the applet to work properly:

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sudo service network-manager stop
sudo service network-manager start
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Re: network manager icon missing

Postby pradhishkumaAR on Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:07 am

Hi there thanks for trying to solve my problem but unfortunately changing it to true also dint help, Still the same problem. I have installed wifi radar and wicd network manager to control the wifi. But i consider this a workaround. Would love to figure out why this is happening as others mite also have the same issue . For a newbie its bit hard to figure out if the applet goes down.
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Re: network manager icon missing

Postby pradhishkumaAR on Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:28 pm

Hello everyone i tried trouble shooting a bit and found a temporary problem and a complete solution, tried using command line to connect using all the commands for iwconfig and ifconfig iwlist and dhclient but in vain as it din get ip address from certain networks. Even wicd and wifi radar failed to do the trick. In the end installd gnome-settings-daemon and gnome-keyring after downgrading certain libraries and the installd network-manger-gnome and finally this did the trick. I expect this as not the right way as i am using mate desktop and gnome gives the applet. If anyone has the same problem this mite work for them.
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