NO way of disconnecting?

Andre Rodovalho andre.rodovalho at
Mon Jun 2 02:39:25 UTC 2014

Read this page:

This is how you get nm-applet back...

*sudo nm-applet* is not good, you might have some "privileges" errors...

2014-06-01 23:27 GMT-03:00 c. marlow <chris at>:

> On 06/01/2014 07:27 PM, Israel wrote:
>> On 06/01/2014 05:20 PM, c. marlow wrote:
>>> On 06/01/2014 11:57 AM, Israel wrote:
>>>> On 06/01/2014 10:21 AM, c. marlow wrote:
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>> I am on sat. Internet and I like to DISCONNECT from the internet so I
>>>>> know if something decides to run away with my data while I am not on
>>>>> the computer, it will not happen because I essencially disconnect from
>>>>> the internet.
>>>>> But when clicking on the 2 blinking computer icons in the tray and
>>>>> right clicking and going to DISCONNECT nothing happens, I am still
>>>>> connected it does not matter what I click on disconnect, repair,
>>>>> connect...
>>>>> Is there a work around for this and why does the icons not work?
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Christopher
>>>>>  Hi
>>>> Are you using nm-applet?
>>>> Obviously (as you surely know all ready) you can manually disconnect the
>>>> Ethernet cable, or if it is wireless and you have a hardware switch you
>>>> can use that.
>>>> If you are using nm-applet it should work to disconnect via the GUI, not
>>>> entirely sure why it wouldn't.  How are you starting nm-applet for your
>>>> network?
>>>   Hello,
>>> its just the one thats built in when you log in.... Its a picture of 2
>>> computers flashing next to the vol control. I havent installed
>>> anything extra
>>> Christopher
>>>  Hi!
>> Did you have to enable it in the panel in your autostart from the
>> Settings?  Or did you add it to the panel?
>> If you added it to the panel I suggest removing it and starting nm-applet.
>> You can open a terminal and type:
>> nm-applet &disown
>> To start automatically it add nm-applet to the autostart in the
>> Settings..  If you need help doing this, we can give more info!
> OKAY.... I tried adding @nm-applet and just nm-applet to start up though
> the gui but I never seen the arrows icon show up in the tray by the clock
> until I open terminal and do sudo nm-applet.
> What am I doing wrong?
> Thanks,
> Christopher
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