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Accidentally deleted wireless adapter
« on: April 02, 2017, 12:36:01 pm »
Hi wondering if any one can help?

I went to change the wifi network details and I deleted the old one but I think it deleted the whole wireless adaptor as I can't now connect to a new wifi service. I have tried 'add' and choosing 'wifi' under network manager but it's then asking me for a lot of details ip6/7 etc, and I don't know what to put here. Was hoping for a drop down of wifi networks so I could join my new one there, but I appear to have deleted the wifi module itself.

Thanks if someone can help.   :)

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Re: Accidentally deleted wireless adapter
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2017, 01:17:56 pm »
Just click the network manager icon in the system tray (by the clock) .. you should see a list of detected networks .. click your network, and you should be asked for the wireless key .. thassit.

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Re: Accidentally deleted wireless adapter
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 12:04:58 pm »
Just click the network manager icon in the system tray (by the clock) .. you should see a list of detected networks .. click your network, and you should be asked for the wireless key .. thassit.


Thanks in the past I would have tried that. But the network manager icon disappeared some months ago from the tray area and I have been unable to bring it back. Not sure how that happened (as was unrelated to yesterday). Any idea how I bring it back? Thanks!

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Re: Accidentally deleted wireless adapter
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 02:29:44 pm »
Does running
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nm-appletbring it back ?
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Re: Accidentally deleted wireless adapter
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 01:23:41 pm »
Does running
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nm-appletbring it back ?

Hi no change when I do that. Perhaps I should just reinstall with the respin?

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Re: Accidentally deleted wireless adapter
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2017, 01:31:29 pm »
You do have a notification area on the panel ?

Are the updatemanager and powermanager icons showing by the clock ?
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Re: Accidentally deleted wireless adapter
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2017, 01:36:23 pm »
You do have a notification area on the panel ?

Are the updatemanager and powermanager icons showing by the clock ?

Yes both are there and working.

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Re: Accidentally deleted wireless adapter
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2017, 03:02:55 pm »
Okay. let's reset the panel to defaults and see if the networkmanager icon displays

Connect to your router with an ethernet cable .. then open a terminal by hitting Ctrl+Alt+T

Now run these commands in sequence:
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cd ~then
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wget https://peppermintos.info/archive/reset-pm7-panel.tar.gzthen
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tar xvf reset-pm7-panel.tar.gzthen
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./reset-pm7-panel.shYou will be presented with the logout dialog .. CHOOSE LOGOUT  <-- It s VERY IMPORTANT that you choose "Logout"

Then log back on.

Panel and whiskermenu should now be back to defaults .. is the networkmanager icon now down by the clock ?



If you're unable to connect via an ethernet cable, download this file on another PC
https://peppermintos.info/archive/reset-pm7-panel.tar.gz
and transfer it to the Peppermint PC with a USB stick .. placing it on your DESKTOP.

Then run these commands in sequence:
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cd ~/Desktopthen
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tar xvf reset-pm7-panel.tar.gzthen
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./reset-pm7-panel.shYou will be presented with the logout dialog .. CHOOSE LOGOUT  <-- It s VERY IMPORTANT that you choose "Logout"

Then log back on.

Panel and whiskermenu should now be back to defaults .. is the networkmanager icon now down by the clock ?



If that still doesn't work, what's the output from:
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ps aux | grep [n]m-applet?

And can you let me know if you are able to connect via ethernet cable or not ?
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Re: Accidentally deleted wireless adapter
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2017, 09:23:57 am »
Hi I can't get an ethernet cable to that room, too far from the source. It's my fixed desktop that runs PM.

Shall I try something else or just reinstall the OS (and upgrade with respin)?

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Re: Accidentally deleted wireless adapter
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2017, 09:26:35 am »
The readout of: ps aux | grep [n]m-applet is:

ms 1207 0.0  0.7  743748  58968 ?   sl 17:19  0:0 nm-applet

(hand written as I can't copy paste between that pc and this laptop)

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Re: Accidentally deleted wireless adapter
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2017, 11:39:21 am »
Your call whether to reinstall, but we'll probably have a right game if you can't at leeast transfer files downloaded on another PC
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