[xubuntu-users] Xubuntu 14.10 not showing nm-applet - icons missing?

Paul Donlan padlan1 at gmail.com
Thu May 8 15:55:46 UTC 2014

On 05/08/2014 04:34 AM, Chris Green wrote:
> I have still not got my nm-applet icon back in the panel on one of my
> xubuntu 14.04 systems.  The network works OK but there's no applet
> icon which can be a bit annoying when connecting to WiFi etc.
> The nm-applet can be made to appear by running it as root, it gives a
> warning though:-
>      root at acer-aspire:~# nm-applet &
>      root at acer-aspire:~# nm-applet-Message: using fallback from indicator to GtkStatusIcon
> In addition the icon shown in the panel is the 'old-fashioned' icon
> for an ethernet connection, the picture of a cable plugged in.  I
> don't get the new icon - two opposing arrows.
> What package provides the new[er] icons?  Maybe it isn't installed for
> some reason and that's why nm-applet isn't starting correctly for the
> ordinary user.

I gave up trying to reinstall the nm-applet and downloaded the wicd 
network manager from Synaptic. After I downloaded it it appeared in my 
panel at top of laptop and it works fine.



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