Networking on my karmic laptop doesn't work any more!!

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Jun 8 21:30:39 UTC 2010

On 06/08/2010 02:02 PM, Nils Kassube wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> Can you try:
>> $ killall gnome-panel
>> and see if that brings up the NM applet?
>> If so, have a look in ~/.xsession-errors to see if you can spot
>> anything obvious there.
>> Let's try to get the NM applet back & then we'll work on the others.
> Wouldn't it be easier to just use the command
> nm-applet
> in a terminal instead of killing apps? I mean, I don't use Gnome, so I'm 
> not sure if that would work, but IIRC it worked when I was using 
> Xubuntu.

No as then you'll get the same errors that Drew shows in his reply to
you. Gnome has issues with panel apps more often than we'd like. If the
applet doesn't get loaded properly at start time (usually
.xssession-errors with show this), using killall gnome-panel will kill
the panel(s) and reload the applets. Generally this works if an applet
is hasn't been loaded, or in some cases the applet icon is
hidden/covered by another applet icon.
  This last still was occuring on my lucid laptop awhile back; the NM
was getting covered up by the weather icon. 'killall gnome-panel' would
sort things out so that I could actually see it was there. Finally fixed
by cleaning up (moving around) the panel icons.

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