how to avoid the nm-applet wireless icon in the panel?

Israel israeldahl at
Sat Mar 22 19:29:07 UTC 2014

On 03/22/2014 02:05 PM, farinet at wrote:
> I've a nice conky running which gives me all infos i need about
> wire(d)less connections, so, i'd like to not have the nm-applet in the
> panel bar.
> Now, i tried in all ways to avoid this, but i do not succeed. Looked
> into ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu, into /etc/xdg/* etc. but i did not
> find any way, how to do that.
> I deleted /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop. But to no result. I
> suspect the icon in the panel might be related to network-manager-gnome
> - but i cannot remove this package since lubuntu-desktop depends on it.
> Thanks in advance for any idea!
I know you can remove lubuntu-desktop, as it is simply a package that 
pulls in depends... but I am not 100% sure if that will keep the things 
you need to connectivity.
Since you are not on an LTS it wouldn't matter if you removed it, as 
nothing will be upgraded in lubuntu (though this is changing for 14.04)
*Make sure it isn't going to remove the network manager*, but if it wont 
AFAIK it would be fine to remove it.  I have removed lubuntu-desktop 
before (changing plymouth) and suffered no ill effects.
Of course you could switch network managers and use WICD...

Lets see if anyone else will chime in on this subject :)


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