network manager wireless signal strength missing

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Wed May 23 21:13:48 UTC 2007

On Wed, 23 May 2007 12:04:54 -0700
"Bazooka Joe" <fastfish at> wrote:

> One of my favorite things about feisty was the new wireless network
> manager which is now missing from my notification area panel.  Now I
> am left with the 2 computer icon that that edgy had.
> Does anyone know how to get it back?

Type "nm-applet & " ( without quotes) in a terminal. You will probably
want to save your session ( System -Preferences - Sessions) after getting
it back - the default setting appears to be " nm-applet --sm-disable "

If this doesn't work, try typing

sudo /etc/init.d/dbus restart

You might have to repeat the nm-applet command after this, but on my
machines nm-applet appears automatically in the Notification Area after
issuing the dbus restart command.


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