IRON MAIDEN RULZZZZZZZZZ
I had an internet connection on one of my computers yesterday and now...I can't even connect to my wireless router because the nm-applet refuses to appear on the upper panel. It's a good thing that I have a backup computer. My netbook hasn't experienced that problem thankfully. This is coming from the desktop version of 10.04.
I had to go into /etc/NetworkManager/ and then right click on "nm-system-settings.conf"->properties->open with->text editor.
I then sudo gedit /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf and then changed "managed=false" to "managed=true" and then save it. Reboot . 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.
try system->preferences->network connections, choose wired/wireless/mobile broadband/dsl->select your connection then edit or add a connection, tick connect automatically. That should at least give you an internet connection.
When I finally get the connection established, I'll switch to wicd until there is a permanent solution to this bug.
notification area now works again when i add it to the panel, thank you all!
solution: after having done all prior steps, re-add the Notification Area again NOT Indicator Applet
Last edited by jomex; June 11th, 2010 at 05:05 PM.
This fix worked for me. I believe its a combination of making sure that the Notification Area is on the panel, as well setting "managed=true" in /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf file as ankur suggests.Originally Posted by ankur1990 View Post
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
thanks a lot ankur1990, i had been facing this problem for sometime in Ubuntu 10.04 server edition and i followed your instructions exactly and it helped me get back the nm-applet icon in the system notification area.
This disappearance of the network manager icon from the notification area is a frequent bug and usually happens with me after a big update(300Mb or greater approx.). After each such update we the users are bothered by this annoyance.
I will try to find out why this occurs and how can it be solved.
Karan Pratap Singh
for those that are getting the icon but not the internet check your internet settings by typing: "sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces" (without the quotes) and see whether your eth0 settings are ok(if you are using a wired connection)
if you want a dynamic ip to be set everytime you connect your computer to your modem, then the following settings should be thier in the interfaces file:
iface eth0 inet dhcp
if you want a static ip to be assigned for your pc then write the following in the interfaces file:
iface eth0 inet static
address "the ip address you want without the quotes"
after this save the interfaces file and type the following in the terminal:
sudo ifdown eth0(assuming that your interface device is eth0)
sudo ifup eth0
Hope this helped!!
Last edited by neglesaks; June 29th, 2010 at 12:45 PM.
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1st things 1st...here's what I'm working with:
MoBo: Asus M4A89GTD PRO USB3 - [No OC]
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2gHz [No OC]
RAM: 4GB [No OC]
Media: Dual WD Black Caviar 640GB 6gb/s 64MB Cache Drives
LAN: Onboard Realtek 8111E/8168 GigaBit [Native adapter on this Asus board]
VGA: Onboard ATI HD4290 [Native adapter on this Asus board] [Again, no OC]
That having been said, I'm running into something that threw a wrench into all my workings with netmgr/networking. Have been installing a Dual Boot with Vista and Lucid, straight factory setup, no eyecandy, nothing special. Ubuntu installs fine, reboots, comes up fine once or twice, then netmgr bails irrecoverably. Tried:
- Enabling it in Startup, since it would default to disable
- Editing the NM-SYSTEM-SETTNIGS.CONF file, false 2 true - using both sudo and gksudo, to no avail.
- Eventually started getting UNKNOWN MIME-TYPE when attempting to further edit this conf file.
- Installing on both separate drives on their own, same results.
Finally, I broke down and used an old 40gb Quantum drive. Installed Lucid on its own, and works like a charm. I mean everything; restricted drivers, bluetooth, compiz, apps, cairo dock, even wireless! I was able to dual boot on a Dell Optiplex, but using XP, not Vista.
So, I will be wiping it clean, and installing dual environment on this drive Quantum drive since I don't wanna lose my only clean installs on this Dell, to start narrowing things down from there - maybe even use XP instead of Vista. Not sure if it's Vista, the drive/cache size limitations, tried both 6, 3gb/s and AUTO settings on BIOS , Loaded Default Settings as well - still working on it.
Of course, any input would be greatly appreciated.
Good things, everyone
Last edited by djscribe; July 21st, 2010 at 01:56 AM.
I am having the same problem. The wireless network indicator was there this morning. When I started the computer this evening, no indicator. The applet was running and I could get on-line.
I changed the MANAGED to false. Killall didn't work. No change after rebooting.