Ubuntu 10.10 with latest updates
manually added ppa:s such as awn-trunk etc
Acer Notebook (i3 370m, ATI 5470mhd, 3Gb RAM etc)
Internet con. through Nokia 5630 HSDPA - usb
I ve noticed the network-manager starting having problems 4-5 days ago when
I logged in for a usual session having my comp connected to 40#LCD @ 1080p.
The icon theme (have Faenza Dark as standard) was reverted to gnome standard
and a new volume icon/controller started in the notification area. So I searched for
any info I could find and that brought me to nm-applet mem leak info and bugg-
reports. I logged out from the session and once I logged in all was well. You would
think so right
So here is the problem I have.
1: nm-applet --sm-disable starts at loggin BUT after 6-7h is non-responsive
eating up massive 250+ Mb of RAM
2: nm-applet lacks the indicators of signal-strength as it used to have
3: nm-applet is a part of indicator-applet 0.4.6 (used to be separated in Notification Area 2.30.2)
* see first 2 attached images
killall nm-applet works as expected
sudo nm-applet --sm-disable in terminal starts new nm-applet
~$ ps -ef | grep nm-applet
root 5229 5164 0 12:02 pts/0 00:00:03 nm-applet --sm-disable
as it should in notification area with some messages
* see last 2 attached images
(nm-applet:5229): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance
(nm-applet:5229): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_data: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed
Now, this way it stays connected and responsive as far as I see forever
without the mem-leak issue but as soon as I logout the session its all
back to the state 1.
What can I do about this?
I am currently looking at different wm:s and options but I do like my
gnome the way it is and would like to see a solution to the problem instead of running away from it.
btw the NetworkManager Applet is v. 0.8.3 and I have tried to disable it
from the startup applications but it re-enabled it self.