Fedora 17 - reinstalled NetworkManager, no icon, no nm-applet
I've been chasing this for a couple of days w/o any luck.
Trying to speed up boot/fooling around, I:
- uninstalled "NetworkManager" and
- installed wicd, which worked fine but was actually considerably slower (FWIW, on Mint "network-manager" hangs at shutdown and causes other problems, and wicd doesn't).
- uninstalled wicd and re-installed NetworkManager.
The network works but there's no icon; there's also no "nm-applet" program on the machine.
Searching for nm-applet in yumex -> "NetworkManager-gtk" (installed package), but there's no file called "NetworkManager-gtk" on the machine and no indication about what suppsedly shows the icon. There's no "nm-applet" package to install. The "Notification Area" is working fine and shows the audio volume icon.
Edit: there're also no files that look anything like "network-manager-applet", apparently another name for "nm-applet".
Q How can I get the network icon back using NetworkManager?
Edit: I tried installing an nm-applet from source and discovered that: "yum" is slow and pretty bad, and "yumex" is rather user-hostile, reeeeaally slow, and hangs quite often - pure junk, which is very unfortunate for an important piece of software - so I'm going to mark this "solved" - by sticking with Mint.
Last edited by Flemur; 11-02-2012 at 08:15 AM.