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NetworkManager on Panel
« on: August 03, 2018, 03:53:22 pm »
Hi,

I've seen the NetworkManager Icon on my panel, but maybe that was before I removed Windows and reinstalled Peppermint 9.

Anyways it's missing on the panel.  I tried the following command line inputs, but it doesn't show up.  My computer can connect to the WiFi networks it knows, but when I'm in the library I cannot connect.  Any suggestions?

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nm-applet &
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sudo service network-manager restart

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Re: NetworkManager on Panel
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2018, 05:00:39 am »

Hi fra,

go to the right side of the panel (where the clock is located) and right click on the panel. In the popup menu select the item Panel then in the next little menu click on the item Add New Items... and see if you find a network-related item (such as Wavelan) and add it to the panel.

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Re: NetworkManager on Panel
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2018, 10:05:52 am »
Have you got a "Notification Area" panel plugin loaded on the panel ?

After a clean boot what's the output from:
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ps aux | grep [n]m-applet
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Re: NetworkManager on Panel
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2018, 12:34:44 pm »
The output is
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fra 1183 0.2 0.8 732340  33976 ? Sl 18:07 0:00 nm-applet  

I probably don't have a "Notification Area" panel plugin loaded.  How do I do that?

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Re: NetworkManager on Panel
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2018, 12:37:39 pm »
If you're running Peppermint 9, have you tried simply running the "Reset Panel to Defaults" function in the Peppermint Settings Panel ?
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Re: NetworkManager on Panel
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2018, 01:15:50 pm »
I ran across this situation, last night, while haxoring Peppermint 9.

Here's what caused it, in my case ...

I'd been playing around with P9 for hours, trying to figure out why 'firmware' is spending so much time loading in 'userspace'.

At one point, I purged NM and installed/configured WiCD for shiggles. No difference in 'firmware' load times, so I crossed NM off my list

Then, I purged 'wicked' and reinstalled NM - which has been behaving surprisingly well in Peppermint 9.

Only problem, at this point, was NM disappeared from the panel. Sound familiar?

After trying this n' that, here's what fixed it for me:

First ...
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sudo apt install network-manager-gnome
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nm-applet &
Worked in my situation. NM is back on the panel, and it's survived several reboot.


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This package contains a systray applet for GNOME's notification area but it also works for other desktop environments which provide a systray like KDE or Xfce.

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Re: NetworkManager on Panel
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2018, 02:53:41 am »
Hi,

I tried both suggestions, but it doesn't show up on the panel.  Maybe it's worth mentioning that I installed Peppermint without an internet connection.

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Re: NetworkManager on Panel
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2018, 11:17:59 am »
Hello,

is there a Network Manager I could install via sudo apt install?

It would really make it a lot easier to work on the go, if I could log into wireless networks.

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Re: NetworkManager on Panel
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2018, 11:54:18 am »
What's the output from
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ps aux | grep [n]m-applet
and if you run:
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xfce4-panel -p
then go to the "Items" tab, is there an item called "Notification Area" in the list ?
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Re: NetworkManager on Panel
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2018, 02:36:11 pm »
Hi,
The Notification Area is on the list.
The output is:
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fra 1423 0.1 0.8 658560 33864 ?  Sl 20:24 0:00 nm-applet

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Re: NetworkManager on Panel
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2018, 07:21:22 pm »
Can we have a screenshot that includes your system tray icons ?

And just in case we decide to go with WiCD instead, can you confirm you have a working ethernet port and are able to connect to your router via ethernet cable .. just in case.

Can you also confirm whether running
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nm-connection-editor
opens the network connections dialog box ?
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Re: NetworkManager on Panel
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2018, 12:00:03 pm »
What exactly are system tray icons?
I do not have an ethernet port, but never mind, let's just try and if all else fails I'll just reinstall Peppermint from scratch.
When I ran the command the network connections dialog box opened.

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Re: NetworkManager on Panel
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2018, 12:04:47 pm »
system tray = on the panel by the clock

Can we have a screenshot of your desktop ?

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Re: NetworkManager on Panel
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2018, 10:42:20 am »
Hi,
This is a screen shot of my panel:

The funny thing is, the Notification Area tells me, when WiFi Networks are available, but I wouldn't know how to connect.
Help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: NetworkManager on Panel
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2018, 03:33:40 pm »
does running
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dbus-launch nm-applet
make it appear (at least while the terminal is still open) ?
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