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Old 10-30-2008, 07:29 AM   #1
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Network-manager motor is running...who's driving? Not me.


Installed and (uninstalled and) reinstalled network-manager. No steering wheel. Tried running every process that begins with "network-manager..." but still no interface, no icon, etc. And documentation?
 
Old 10-30-2008, 08:56 AM   #2
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Try running "nm-applet".
 
Old 10-30-2008, 10:58 AM   #3
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Yeah...tried that too. Thanks for the suggestion though. It says something along the lines of:

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** (nm-applet:24251): WARNING **: <WARN> applet_dbus_manager_start_service(): Could not acquire the NetworkManagerUserSettings service as it is already taken. Return: 3


(nm-applet:24251): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
Or something to that effect.
 
Old 10-30-2008, 02:52 PM   #4
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Okay - try killing all nm-applet instances, and re-running it:
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$ sudo killall nm-applet
$ nm-applet
 
Old 10-30-2008, 03:23 PM   #5
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Thanks. What a lame-brain I am for not trying that first. It might be worth noting for others that in order to start it without being tethered to a terminal screen, "nohup nm-applet" will do the trick, though perhaps there is a better way.

Now the question is, should this not show up in every user's system tray?
 
Old 10-30-2008, 03:53 PM   #6
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More than likely - simply because nm-applet assumes control of all of your networking. It would be much like the Windows system tray and network tray icons combination.
 
  


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