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dwhitney67 01-09-2008 03:49 PM

Network Manager Applet (nm-applet)
 
Nevermind... I figured it out. All I had to do was add the "Notification Area" to the panel.

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I installed openSuSE 10.3 (w/ the Gnome win-mgr) over my Fedora 8 installation, leaving intact the partition that contained my /home directory.

When I logged into my account for the first time, pretty much every Gnome applet I had displayed previously in F8 was missing from the panels. I've managed to restore many of them by manually adding them back, however I am stuck with trying to figure out how to restore the Network Manager Applet (nm-applet).

My wireless connection is working like a charm; I just don't have the ability to monitor the signal strength, nor to easily change to another access point.

Any ideas on how I can restore the nm-applet or something equivalent.

Tinkster 01-10-2008 06:16 PM

Congratulations, well done. And thanks for coming back to post what you did!



Cheers,
Tink

hamilito 09-18-2009 05:17 PM

Hi, my problem is I have the notification area but the nm-applet disappeared and I don't know how to start it from startup.

If I go to System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications the Network Manager is there with the command "nm-applet --sm-disable" but the icon doesn't show in the notification area.

If I run the command "nm-applet" in terminal the icon appears in the notification area but I don't know how to close the terminal without stopping the process.

All I want is to have the icon to show when computer starts.

hamilito 09-28-2009 05:38 PM

anyone???

cousinit 02-02-2010 12:20 AM

Best to try and re-install nm-applet through Synaptic. A quick workaround is to use Alt+F2 and type "nm-applet --sm-disable" from there; that will at least get the thing started without having to keep a terminal running. You may also try adding a new entry for Network Manger in System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications, then delete the old one after you have confirmed the new one works. The command and all other information should be the same, but since your user is the one setting it up this time (instead of some OS install routine) the links may actually work.

Good Luck!

cousinit 02-02-2010 12:20 AM

Best to try and re-install nm-applet through Synaptic. A quick workaround is to use Alt+F2 and type "nm-applet --sm-disable" from there; that will at least get the thing started without having to keep a terminal running. You may also try adding a new entry for Network Manger in System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications, then delete the old one after you have confirmed the new one works. The command and all other information should be the same, but since your user is the one setting it up this time (instead of some OS install routine) the links may actually work.

Good Luck!


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