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Thread: Xubuntu 10.04 - where is network? Network Manager?

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    Unhappy Xubuntu 10.04 - where is network? Network Manager?

    Just installed Xubuntu 10.04 via the alt install CD.
    I would like to configure my wireless card.


    Nowhere did the install attempt to utilize the wireless card, opting to config the eth0 wired connection instead.

    When I use the menus, I can't find a network control panel anywhere in Xubuntu 10.04 virgin install. All the Ubuntu docs point to using network manager.

    Applications>System>... there is no network manager choice. There are no items named network at all under System.

    Applications>Network>... contains choices that use the network like: Firefox, Thunderbird, Transmission. But no network control panel or network manager.

    Applications>Accessories>Application Finder... does not find network manager anywhere.


    BUT...
    sudo apt-get -us install network-manager
    tells me that on my system, the installed
    network-manager is already the newest version.


    So how do I convince Xubuntu menus that network-manager is there?

    FYI, my card is recognized and is using the ath5k driver.
    iwlist scan will show lots of cells active nearby.

    Can someone help me figure out which forum messages to follow and which to ignore, since most are depreciated by ath5k being in the kernel for Xubuntu 10.04 and the card being recognized automatically?

    Thanks

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    Re: Xubuntu 10.04 - where is network? Network Manager?

    Network Manager is a little icon on your toolbar.

    If you don't see it, you can launch it with Alt+F2, "nm-applet" (without the quotes).

    Sorry but I am not familiar with your specific graphics card.

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    Re: Xubuntu 10.04 - where is network? Network Manager?

    It may make things easier if you temporarily disable or disconnect the wired network connection, as the system may be making that the default, and therefore ignoring the wireless.

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    Re: Xubuntu 10.04 - where is network? Network Manager?

    Nothing happened. Well, at least that's what my screen displays.

    Try to run via a terminal... unfortunately, it says it's already running.

    ~$ ps ax | grep nm
    1376 ? Ss 0:00 nm-applet --sm-disable

    If I log out the desktop user, and access via ssh the applet is not running.
    If I log in the desktop user, there is a nm-applet process running automatically.

    Any clues why the applet is backgrounded automatically?

    Thanks

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    Re: Xubuntu 10.04 - where is network? Network Manager?

    Rebooted with eth0 cord disconnected.

    login as Admin user

    ~$ ps ax | grep nm
    1376 ? Ss 0:00 nm-applet --sm-disable

    nm-applet is still auto started. Does not display. Won't allow me to open another instance.

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    Re: Xubuntu 10.04 - where is network? Network Manager?

    try to kill off the running instance and starting from the terminal so that you can any errors generated.


    Code:
    killall -v -9 nm-applet
    nm-applet&
    disown

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    Re: Xubuntu 10.04 - where is network? Network Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by iponeverything View Post
    try to kill off the running instance and starting from the terminal so that you can any errors generated.


    Code:
    killall -v -9 nm-applet
    nm-applet&
    disown
    Still does not appear to work. No icon on the menu, no window. I get this from the command line instead.

    DEBUG: old state indicates that this was not a disconnect 0
    DEBUG: old state indicates that this was not a disconnect 0

    thanks though

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    Re: Xubuntu 10.04 - where is network? Network Manager?

    In gnome the nm applet now sits in the notification area, and not as a separate applet. I don't even know if there is a notification area in the panel of xfce, but I wonder if this, or the xfce equivalent, is what's missing in your setup.

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    Re: Xubuntu 10.04 - where is network? Network Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    In gnome the nm applet now sits in the notification area, and not as a separate applet. I don't even know if there is a notification area in the panel of xfce, but I wonder if this, or the xfce equivalent, is what's missing in your setup.
    On mine (Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS), if you do what you asked- it cycles through the small network "connecton" applet for each device... showing it's connections.

    If you click on the upper bar "arrows" icon (upeer right), that indicates "Network", it drops down a network magement menu. The options are: Wired Networsk and Device statuses, Wirless network and statuses, Connect, Disconnect, Available Networks, VPN Connections, Connect to Hidden Wireless Network, Create New Wireless Network... etc.

    If you right clip on the same applet icon, it will do the same with a different menu. Options: Enable Networking, Enable Wireless, Enable Notifications, Correction Information, About.

    Is this what you two are looking for? I think this has evolved since the earlier "Window" that I see in tutorials on earlier versions of the network manager.

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    Re: Xubuntu 10.04 - where is network? Network Manager?

    I think you've nailed it. Can this gnome applet even display in xfce notification area?


    Behavior is consistent across three virgin installs. No such item displays.
    Anyone know where to file a bug for Xubuntu?

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