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Old 10-29-2009, 02:08 PM
Gary Kirkpatrick
 
Default Network manager icon not appearing

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 2:31 PM, Paul Tader <ptader@linuxscope.com> wrote:

Gary Kirkpatrick wrote:

>

>

> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 12:05 PM, Paul Tader <ptader@linuxscope.com

> <mailtotader@linuxscope.com>> wrote:

>

> * * Gary Kirkpatrick wrote:

> * * >

> * * >

> * * > On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 9:51 PM, Andrew Farris

> * * <flyindragon1@aol.com <mailto:flyindragon1@aol.com>

> * * > <mailto:flyindragon1@aol.com <mailto:flyindragon1@aol.com>>> wrote:

> * * >

> * * > * * On Thu, 2009-10-22 at 20:51 -0500, Gary Kirkpatrick wrote:

> * * > * * > On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 7:16 PM, Andrew Farris

> * * > * * <flyindragon1@aol.com <mailto:flyindragon1@aol.com>

> * * <mailto:flyindragon1@aol.com <mailto:flyindragon1@aol.com>>>

> * * > * * > wrote:

> * * > * * > * * * * On Thu, 2009-10-22 at 07:22 -0400, Gary Kirkpatrick

> * * wrote:

> * * > * * > * * * * > Hello.

> * * > * * > * * * * > I am using 8.10 on my Dell Mini 10. *The Network

> * * manager

> * * > * * > * * * * icon stopped

> * * > * * > * * * * > appearing on the bar so I can't see which wireless

> * * networks

> * * > * * > * * * * are

> * * > * * > * * * * > available. *When I click System/Network Manager

> * * nothing

> * * > * * > * * * * happens. * I

> * * > * * > * * * * > can connect via ethernet. *On 9.10 on same

> * * notebook I do not

> * * > * * > * * * * have this

> * * > * * > * * * * > problem at all and in fact sometimes when 8.1

> * * loads the icon

> * * > * * > * * * * loads,

> * * > * * > * * * * > sometimes I see it for a moment and it disappears.

> * * > * * >

> * * > * * > * * * * sounds like the applet is crashing for some

> * * reason...but since

> * * > * * > * * * * you can still connect to the internet via ethernet, then

> * * > * * > * * * * network manager is still working, you are just

> * * lacking an

> * * > * * > * * * * applet to see what it's doing. Try going to a terminal

> * * > * * > * * * * (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and run this:

> * * > * * > * * * * * *nm-applet

> * * >

> * * > * * > Andrew, the command yielded

> * * > * * >

> * * > * * > $ nm-applet

> * * > * * > bash: nm-applet: command not found

> * * > * * >

> * * > * * > So where did the applet go and more importantly how do I get

> * * it back?

> * * > * * > Right clicking on black space on tool bar does not result in the

> * * > * * > applet's appearance either.

> * * >

> * * > * * Odd... It seems that your try applet is no longer on your system.

> * * >

> * * > * * The tray applet is a part of the "network-manager-gnome"

> * * package...so it

> * * > * * would be worth a shot to try reinstalling the package. To do so:

> * * > * * * * 1. Go to "System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager"

> * * > * * * * 2. Select "Networking" from the "Section" tree on the

> * * left, then

> * * > * * * * * *search for "network-manager-gnome". *It should be the

> * * first or

> * * > * * * * * *second thing to come up

> * * > * * * * 3. right-click on the package, and select "Mark for

> * * > * * * * * *Re-installation"

> * * > * * * * 4. Click "Apply"

> * * >

> * * > * * That should download the package from online (assuming you

> * * still have

> * * > * * your Ethernet connection), and in theory should re-install the

> * * applet.

> * * > * * After that, try running the "nm-applet" in the command line

> * * again, and

> * * > * * see what happens (if the applet appears by itself after

> * * installing, then

> * * > * * you dont have to bother with running it from a terminal, and

> * * your issue

> * * > * * is fixed).

> * * >

> * * > * * Hope that helps!

> * * >

> * * > * * --

> * * > * * Andrew

> * * > * * _____________________________

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> * * > * * Registered Ubuntu User: 22747

> * * >

> * * >

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> * * >

> * * > Andrew, command still not found! *nm-apple

> * * >

> * * > gary

> * * >

>

> * * Maybe, just maybe your path'ing is not right.

>

> * * Please try:

>

> * * $ /usr/bin/nm-applet

>

>

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> This worked. *The manager popped up and stayed there until I closed

> terminal. *What does this mean?

>

>



This means that your configured path is setup wrong or something

overwrote your configured path.



When your experiencing this problem again, what does this command report:



$ echo $PATH





It should echo back something like:



$ echo $PATH

/home/ptader/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games



This is a list of all the directories that will be searched when you run

*a command (ie. nm-applet).



Running the command like /usr/bin/ns-applet says don't bother searching

for the command, just run the one specified on the command line.

(closing the terminal window shuts down the running nm-applet)



So at this point you know that the package is installed and runs, just

need to figure out your path'ing configuration error.









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Here's the result:


~$ echo $PATH
/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games

Thanks


Gary

(PS Am in Panama, Peace Corps volunteer so I can't always connect so it might take a few days...)* I might be able to connectlater today.**

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