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    for gnome, I dont see the network manager icon top right?

    sound and off functions only.
    My other trusty gnome pc does show that?
    Settings?
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    Re: for gnome, I dont see the network manager icon top right?

    Maybe nm-applet crashed during startup for some reason? Can you bring it back with "nm-applet" command?

    If it crashes again, it should leave some hints in the terminal. If it comes up and stays there, you can run the command from "Alt-F2" rather than terminal.

    Also, check the "nm-applet.desktop" file in "/etc/xdg/autostart" directory to make sure it is set to autostart. If the same file also exists in the ".config/autostart" directory in your Home, *I believe* it will override the settings of the one in /etc/xdg/autostart. So check that one also if there is one. If unsure, post back its/their contents here -
    Code:
    cat /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop
    cat .config/autostart/nm-applet.desktop
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    Re: for gnome, I dont see the network manager icon top right?

    one is empty.

    I have seveal PC and cant recall if this is the one that did that.

    Looking at the wireless, I dont see all available networks, might be this one

    Code:
    scott875@scott875-desktop:~$ cat /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Network
    Comment=Manage your network connections
    Icon=nm-device-wireless
    Exec=nm-applet
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    NoDisplay=true
    NotShowIn=KDE;
    X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Bugzilla=GNOME
    X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Product=NetworkManager
    X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Component=nm-applet
    X-GNOME-UsesNotifications=true
    X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=nm-applet
    
    
    scott875@scott875-desktop:~$ cat .config/autostart/nm-applet.desktop
    cat: .config/autostart/nm-applet.desktop: No such file or directory
    scott875@scott875-desktop:~$
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    Re: for gnome, I dont see the network manager icon top right?

    Not being able to see all available networks is usually a driver related problem, not related to NetworkManager or nm-applet as far as I know.

    The file seems normal to me. Although this line -
    Quote Originally Posted by sdowney717 View Post
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    X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Component=nm-applet
    says "general" in my file here (12.04.1) instead of "nm-applet" as above. But I don't think it should matter in its execution.

    So it seems like it does crash during startup, and the driver may be a factor, probably the cause of the crash. The inability to show all networks being a symptom of the problem in the driver.

    Maybe take a look at logs in /var/log directory to find some hints about why it didn't start or why it crashed. I'm not sure which logs, but syslog should be the one.
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