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Old 01-24-2019, 05:38 PM   #1
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Network Manager Icon disappeared from system tray after upgrade to Buster


After upgrading from stretch to buster, my network manager applet is missing from my system tray on XFCE. How to get it back?
 
Old 01-24-2019, 10:15 PM   #2
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Hi:

Right click on the panel and click on 'Add New Items'.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/5174...-on-xfce-panel
 
Old 01-25-2019, 11:14 AM   #3
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Hi Ztcoracat

I tried that but didn't see the nm applet in the list. Closest thing to that was Wavelan.

I found, installed, and ran nm-tray in the repo and that worked. But I didn't quite like the interface as much.

I saw I didn't have nm-applet installed on my system anymore, so I installed the network-manager-gnome package.

I ran (not as root) `nm-applet &` in a terminal, and logged out with the "save session" option.

The icon is back in the system tray.

I guess for some reason during my upgrade my 'network-manager-gnome' package got removed.
 
Old 01-25-2019, 06:43 PM   #4
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I guess for some reason during my upgrade my 'network-manager-gnome' package got removed.
That or badly mis-configured:-

Glad to hear you have your Network Mgr back in your system tray.

Enjoy your system and have a good weekend.-

I'm having fun trying to get the weather app working in XFCE.
Hopefully I'll get it working by the end of the weekend.

Cheers:-
 
Old 01-26-2019, 02:41 AM   #5
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After upgrading from stretch to buster, my network manager applet is missing from my system tray on XFCE. How to get it back?
it's not an "upgrade".
it's called "testing" for a reason.

the freeze is still in its first stage:
https://release.debian.org/buster/freeze_policy.html
 
Old 01-26-2019, 12:15 PM   #6
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That or badly mis-configured:-

Glad to hear you have your Network Mgr back in your system tray.

Enjoy your system and have a good weekend.-

I'm having fun trying to get the weather app working in XFCE.
Hopefully I'll get it working by the end of the weekend.

Cheers:-
Thanks, and good luck.


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it's not an "upgrade".
it's called "testing" for a reason.

the freeze is still in its first stage:
https://release.debian.org/buster/freeze_policy.html
Instead of "upgrade", what would be the correct term that I should have used?
 
Old 01-26-2019, 10:05 PM   #7
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Instead of "upgrade", what would be the correct term that I should have used?
Depends-

Your profile shows that you are running Debian stable.
However, if you're running Debian Sid <Testing> you would use the dist-upgrade cmd.
 
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Currently, Debian Buster is in a "state of testing". The stable Debian 10 Buster release date is to be expected in a second or third quarter of 2019.

A google search returned this:

As such, the transition freeze of Debian 10 is planned on January 12, 2019, with Buster's soft-freeze scheduled for February 12. “We do not have a fixed release date, but, given the cadence of previous releases, it is likely that the release date will be some time mid-2019.

https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-upgra...bian-10-buster

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Old 01-27-2019, 10:52 AM   #9
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Depends-

Your profile shows that you are running Debian stable.
However, if you're running Debian Sid <Testing> you would use the dist-upgrade cmd.
I normally use the stable, and don't update that part of my profile very often.

I upgraded from stretch to testing/buster/sid last week. I'm aware it's not considered "stable" at this point.

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it's called "testing" for a reason.
Yes, I agree. I was just asking for help with a problem, not expecting stability or complaining.
 
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Do you find yourself having to fix a lot of things with sid?
 
Old 01-27-2019, 05:07 PM   #11
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Do you find yourself having to fix a lot of things with sid?
So far, the applet was the only problem I had. otherwise everything's been working flawlessly, haven't noticed any problems after... about 5 days since I switched.
 
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That's great news.
 
  


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