nm-applet icon missing
I am completely new both here and in Linux. I carefully read the threads where you explain where to post what, and even searched for previous postings which might have already answered my question, unfortunately, I still got the problem.
Since my distro is CentOS 5.5, I decided to post here, hope it was the right decision (if not, please let me know where I should have posted).
So as the subject says, I installed CentOS and can't manage to make the nm-applet icon show on the notification area.
I read previous threads about this, which suggest that perhaps nm-applet is not running, or that perhaps I did not add a notification area to the panel, or that maybe nm-applet --sm-disable is not showing on sys-sessions. Unfortunately, all the above is ok, i.e, nm-applet is running, I do have a notification area and "nm-applet --sm-disable" appears as it should in the right place.
Do you have any other suggestions?
Many thanks in advance.
Hello, if I give more details maybe someone can help me? I tried to do a killall gnome-panel and then check .xsession-errors to see if I could get a clue of what is wrong. Of course, I took this tip from someone else and even more "of course", I did not understand the result. Here is what is said, maybe it will give the experts a clue as to why my nm-applet icon is not showing?
cat /home/me/.xsession-errors gives the following:
** (nm-applet:4319): WARNING **: No connections defined
** (nm-applet:4319): WARNING **: Invalid return value type: GPtrArray_DBusGObjectPath_
Introspect error: The name edu.duke.linux.yum was not provided by any .service files
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/puplet", line 467, in ?
File "/usr/bin/puplet", line 464, in main
File "/usr/bin/puplet", line 451, in run
File "/usr/bin/puplet", line 191, in _refreshInfo
if self.updatesObject is not None and \
AttributeError: DBusException instance has no attribute '_dbus_error_name'
I don't know if this is related or not, can you please please help me?
Thanks in advance.
When the nm-applet icon doesn't show, it means either nm-applet isn't running, or NetworkManager isn't running. Open a terminal window and enter
WOW!!! it worked, can't believe it - so many thanks!!!
Now the weird thing is that both network manager and applet appeared as running, but it seems they weren't after all. After I did a start on /etc/init.d/NetworkManager the icon appeared!
[m@localhost ~]$ ps ax | grep nm-applet
3257 ? Ss 0:00 nm-applet --sm-disable
3584 pts/1 S+ 0:00 grep nm-applet
[me@localhost ~]$ ps ax | grep NetworkManager
3272 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/nm-system-settings --config /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf
3586 pts/1 R+ 0:00 grep NetworkManager
[me@localhost ~]$ su
[root@localhost me]# /etc/init.d/NetworkManager start
Setting network parameters... [ OK ]
Starting NetworkManager daemon: [ OK ]
Why would networkmanager and applet appear as running when actually they weren't?
Are you saying that after you did the start on /etc/init.d/NetworkManager it wasn't actually working even though the nm-applet icon appeared?
Restart the system and check if nm-applet shows. If not, then you need to set NetworkManager to start on boot.
I have not checked, but it is possible that if NetworkManager service is not running nm-applet does not show icon.
Hi RockDoctor, thanks for your help - what you told me to do worked. I started networkmanager and the icon appeared. I was just puzzled because BEFORE I started networkmanager, it was showing itself as working and the icon was not there. The I hit restart (after your tip) and the icon appeared.
In any event, case solved, many thanks for the help!
@DrLove73 - how do I make sure networkmanager starts on boot?
Thanks in advance.
System -> Administration -> Server Settings -> Services
System -> Administration -> Services
and then make sure you tick NetworkManager ans Save settings.
Manually, you would run (as root):
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