Network manager broken after latest upgrade for Oneiric

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Aug 26 16:44:20 UTC 2011

On 08/26/2011 09:01 AM, NoOp wrote:
> On 08/26/2011 08:40 AM, Alan Pope wrote:
>> On 26 August 2011 16:27, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:
>>> On 08/26/2011 06:29 AM, Alan Pope wrote:
>>>> On 26 August 2011 14:22, reeyarn <reeyarn at> wrote:
>>>>> I just ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade and rebooted my system, and
>>>>> the network manager icon disappeared from the top bar.
>>>> What version of Ubuntu are you running there?
>>> "Network manager broken after latest upgrade for Oneiric"
>>> :-)
>> Hah! I read the mail, knew I saw Oneiric somewhere, but re-read the
>> body and didn't see it so figured I was seeing things! I blame Gmail,
>> it doesn't show the subject once you start replying ;)
>> Sooo.. Yeah. Oneiric just got Network Manager 0.9, lovely and shiny
>> and new. and almost certainly broken in some way.
>> Congratulations! You get to file a bug.
>> (everything else in my previous mail still applies)
>> Al.
> FWIW: mine disappeared as well (0.8.9997). However networking still
> seems to be working. I'm running Oneiric in a Virtualbox & 0.9 is
> included in the 206 (84.9MB) of updates I'm about to download. I'll post
> back after the updates.

In GNOME classic I now have an icon, but it is not the NM icon, instead
it is a square box with the international red circle with slash.
Networking is working - however, because it is in VirtualBox it is a
bridged connection (meaning it's seen as a cable not wireless connection).

Unity (Ubuntu) mode is wonked and crashes. Top panel appears briefly,
crashes start & now top panel is transparent (was working a few days
ago), and no left panel at all. Interesting part is that if I click on
the top panel in areas where I know the menus are, I do get the menu.
Ditto if I click where the left panel normally appears, I get a program
(Firefox for instance) - pretty much at random as I don't know what I'm
actually clicking.

Unity 2D (Ubuntu 2D) seems to work OK. Even NM icon is correct.
Well... it was working OK until "Sorry, Unity 2D Panel closed
unexpectedly" "System problem detected" "gvfs-fuse-daemon closed
unexpectedly" etc. But hey, those all important Facebook & Twitter
updates made it. :-) Oops, left panel is back, and I now have two laptop
battery indicators on the top panel - magic!

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