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Old 12-01-2009, 11:37 AM   #1
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NetworkManager icon disappeared cannot connect to networks


Dear All,
I have Fedora 11 x86_64 installed in my pc.
this morning i accidentally pressed "remove the network manager icon" from the main panel and now i cannot find ANY way to put it back.
in the services the network manager is working.
when i plug the ethernet cable i have access thankfully since it was set to automatic before but i cannot select any wireless networks.
all my devices eth0 and wlan0 are controlled by the network manager.
i tried to uninstall it and install it back through yum (i know it is what a windows user would do) and nothing still.

please help!
thanks in advance,
thodoros
 
Old 12-01-2009, 01:29 PM   #2
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Which desktop do you use. There is a separate package that supplies the gui user tool. I don't currently run Fedora, but IIRC it may have "nm" and "gui" in it's name. You should simply need to run this program. Perhaps running your system-config-network configuration will bring it back as well. KDE also has a knetworkmanager program. I don't know if this is what Fedora 11 uses by default. It uses dbus to communicate with the nm (NetworkManager) daemon.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 02:14 PM   #3
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Hi,
thanks for the reply.
sorry I use KDE but it has disappeared from Gnome as well.
I tried to run Knetworkmanager from the graphical environment and the networkmanager command from the terminal but there was no response.nothing happened.
is there a way to bring the system to default settings or sth similar?
thanks again,
thodoros
 
Old 12-01-2009, 03:13 PM   #4
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Try this:

System--> Preferences--> Startup Applications.

Now find and check Network Manager.

Reboot.

Regards.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 04:08 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jschiwal
...IIRC it may have "nm" and "gui" in it's name.
AFAIK the GNOME application is called "nm-applet". That's what shows up for me, anyway.

Try doing "ps -A | grep "nm-applet"" in a terminal to see if it's running in GNOME.
 
Old 12-02-2009, 04:02 AM   #6
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Hallo,
thanks for the replies.
i tried both ways but no luck
in preferences->startup applications there was no network manager on the list.should i add sth manually?

in the second solution i typed ps -A | grep "nm-applet" but nothing happened.
any more ideas?
thanks
 
Old 12-02-2009, 04:16 AM   #7
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What is the output from
Code:
whereis nm-applet
You could install wicd
 
Old 12-02-2009, 04:29 AM   #8
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Yes you should add it manually.

But first try this:

$nm-app [TAB] [TAB]

if this autocompletes to

$nm-applet

then you have it in path

So do this:

System---> Preferences---> Startup Application----> Add

Name = Network Manager
Command = nm-applet
Comments = Anything you like

Reboot.

else you have to find where nm-applet is

$locate nm-applet

Repeat the above except

Command = [full path to nm-applet]

Otherwise, its likely that you dont have nm-applet

Regards.
 
Old 12-02-2009, 04:29 AM   #9
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Yes you should add it manually.

But first try this:

$nm-app [TAB] [TAB]

if this autocompletes to

$nm-applet

then you have it in path

So do this:

System---> Preferences---> Startup Application----> Add

Name = Network Manager
Command = nm-applet
Comments = Anything you like

Reboot.

else you have to find where nm-applet is

$locate nm-applet

Repeat the above except

Command = [full path to nm-applet]

Otherwise, its likely that you dont have nm-applet

Regards.
 
Old 12-02-2009, 04:34 AM   #10
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Quote:
Reboot
why reboot ? It's not windows :-)
restarting X (logging in logging out will do)
Quote:
$locate nm-applet
Locate will only work if updatedb is installed, executed, and the database is updated.
better use
Code:
find / -name nm-applet
or
Code:
whereis nm-applet

Last edited by repo; 12-02-2009 at 04:49 AM.
 
Old 12-02-2009, 04:50 AM   #11
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here is the output of some commands you asked me to type:
what do i have to do know?
is nm-tool the same as nm-applet?
thanks

[deo@localhost ~]$ whereis nm-applet
nm-applet:
[deo@localhost ~]$ locate nm-applet
/home/deo/.gconf/apps/nm-applet
/home/deo/.gconf/apps/nm-applet/%gconf.xml
/usr/share/locale/ar/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/be@latin/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/bg/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/bn_IN/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/bs/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/ca/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/crh/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/cs/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/da/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/dz/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/el/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/en_CA/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/en_GB/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/es/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/et/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/eu/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/fi/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/gl/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/gu/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/he/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/hr/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/hu/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/it/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/ko/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/ku/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/lt/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/lv/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/mk/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/mr/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/nb/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/ne/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/nl/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/nn/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/oc/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/or/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/pa/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/pl/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/pt/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/ro/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/ru/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/rw/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/sk/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/sl/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/sq/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/sr/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/sr@Latn/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/sv/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/th/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/uk/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/vi/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/wa/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/zh_CN/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/zh_HK/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
/usr/share/locale/zh_TW/LC_MESSAGES/nm-applet.mo
[deo@localhost ~]$ Command=/home/deo/.gconf/apps/nm-applet
[deo@localhost ~]$ nm [TAB] [TAB]
nm nm-online nm-tool
nmblookup nm-system-settings
[deo@localhost ~]$ nm
nm nm-online nm-tool
nmblookup nm-system-settings
[deo@localhost ~]$ nm-tool

NetworkManager Tool

State: connected
...
 
Old 12-02-2009, 04:55 AM   #12
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Seems to me it isn't installed.
try to install it using yum
Code:
yum install network-manager-gnome
 
Old 12-02-2009, 05:12 AM   #13
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Thanks , repo.
I am not particularly a Windows fan , but the past always haunts you, cant help :-).

Apart from that could tell me is locate faster than find , assuming both are available.


Thanks again.
 
Old 12-02-2009, 05:16 AM   #14
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locate is faster since it looks in a database, created by updatedb
However, if something is installed, or files are added, after you run updatedb, it will not be found.
So the database needs to be up to date.
 
Old 12-02-2009, 07:02 AM   #15
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this is the output of the yum install command you asked me to type:

Loaded plugins: dellsysidplugin, dellsysidplugin2, refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
No package network-manager-gnome available.
Nothing to do

thanks
 
  


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