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I've been experiencing problems with the Network Manager applet. I've posted around and no easy answers. I was unable to find any answers, and by accident found a work around.
Briefly the trouble is the applet does not appear when the desktop is started in my normal/main user. I've tried to start it manually, and tried reinstalling network manager. It appears in the root account when I start up GNOME desktop. But it only works with the one user. Bugzilla discussed a similar bug and there the fix was related to SELinux. I have set SEL to permissive, so this does not apply.
Long story shorter, my temporary fix is to plug an ethernet cable in when the desktop starts and then pull it to use wifi.
I am hope this workaround gives someone an idea of a fix.
workaround not working after slow internet connection and halt.
When I tried my workaround on the next login, no nm-applet as before. I had to log-in with root to get the wifi to connect and send this email. Hoping a solution or troubleshooting procedures will be posted soon.
Last edited by xtiansimon; 02-27-2010 at 07:35 AM.
Reason: Brief update