Why is this marked as solved? There was no answer that concisely explained how to solve this. I am having the same problem. This is a major bug and a show stopper. Everyone needs to control access to networking. Why not just have the network item in the add to panel app to fix this when it occurs?
Hello - I tried the "solution" and got the following results:
error after typing the edit command:
lorieu@umouklo-laptop:/etc/NetworkManager$ sudo edit nm=system-settings.conf
Warning: unknown mime-type for "nm=system-settings.conf" -- using
Error: no "edit" mailcap rules found for type "application/octet-stream"
I got around this by using gksudo gedit nm=system-settings.conf
However, when I type: killall nm-system-settings
I get: nm-system-settings: no process found
After rebooting the userid that had the problem appeared to be fixed. However, the userid I had that was working lost both the battery and network icon from the panel.
STILL NO SOLUTION FOR ME. I NEED BOTH IDs TO WORK. THE PANEL NEEDS A LOT OF DEBUGGING IN 10.04. IS THIS GOING TO HAPPEN?
All - After mucking around with this I discovered the following:
I can fix the battery indicator by going to SYSTEM->PREFERENCES->POWER MANAGEMENT General tab and clicking the "Always display an icon" button.
The Network Manager icon has something to do with switching users. Even if you set both users to be able to manage wireless connections when you create them only the first user logged in will get the icon. I STILL THINK THIS IS A BUG AND IT IS CONFUSING AND SHOULD BE FIXED.
Here's the bug report for this problem:
Just hope that they get it fixed soon.
Sorry, but this turned out to be the wrong bug report :confused::p. here's the right one:https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...et/+bug/577678.
It also describes an alternate method for getting the nm-applet back.
i'm having the same issue: no indicator applet for network
interestingly, when i start System -> Preferences -> Network Connections i don't see any connections even though i'm connected. i did the steps described above (managed=true). i then get a "wired connection" in "Network Connections" called "ifupdown (eth0)" which i can't edit and it is set as "used: never"(?).
when i do "gksudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces" and edit it to
iface lo inet loopback
the connection is called "Auto eth0" "used: never".
I had to go into /etc/NetworkManager/ and then right click on "nm-system-settings.conf"->properties->open with->text editor.Quote:
nm-applet problem solved
Solved it own after searching long.
in the terminal type "sudo edit /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf" change the "managed=false" to "managed=true" and then save it.
then in the terminal type "killall nm-system-settings"
and then reboot......
it works for me...
Try with urs and tell me the result
I then sudo gedit /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf and then changed "managed=false" to "managed=true" and then save it. To get the applet to appear on the top panel, I had to put mouse pointer over top panel, right click->add to panel->Notification Area.