I have xubuntu installed on an asus eee pc r101d. Everything except the wifi switch (Fn-F2) was working. Whilst at an airport waiting to get on a plane, I decided to manually switch off the wifi radio from the command line by using
The wifi radio switched off and the nm-applet icon disappeared.Code:sudo echo -n 0 >> /sys/class/rfkill/rfkill0/state
Interestingly the /sys/class/rfkill directory had 4 subdirectories originally (rfkill0 rfkill1 rfkill2 rfkill3) but immediately after issuing the above command, rfkill0 disappeared.
After rebooting the netbook, the Fn-f2 radio switch now works, there are only 3 rfkill subdirectories (rfkill0 rfkill1 rfkill2) and the nm-applet is present in the notification area (I know this because I can click the empty space) but it does not have an icon, it is, I guess, invisible.
Does any one know how to re-set the icons for nm-applet on xubuntu?