system >administration >networking..shows nothing

Craig Hagerman craighagerman at
Sat Jan 13 08:03:45 UTC 2007

On 1/13/07, Rich Brant <rbrant at> wrote:
> I've somehow horked up what was an otherwise working wireless
> networking setup by trying to fine tune it. Now system >administration
> > networking..shows nothing at all.  I get the spinning icon but the
> admin window that once no longer :( I've tried getting the
> card working via iwconfig, but I'm missing a setting that was
> previously auto detected. Further, I'm uncertain where to simply
> activate the card again.  Many thanks!

I am not sure if I understand your situation correctly or not. Do you mean
that when you click on administration > networking the control panel does
NOT come up? (Or do you mean that the window does come up but there is
nothing inside it?) I have seen the first problem a couple of times and it
seems to be related to /etc/hosts or /etc/hostname getting screwed up. Do
you have the same problem with other administration apps?

Can you open networking via a terminal with:

gksu network-admin

If not what kind of error does it throw up? If it is the same as the problem
I have had before check /etc/hosts and make sure that /etc/hostname is set
correctly. Then restart and the problem should (might?) be fixed.

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