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    Angry Network Manager icon missing

    Hi,

    I have a fresh 42.1 installation but the network manager icon in the system tray is missing. I have visited many post and I describe below what I have tried:

    Doing the following brings the icon back:
    sudo service NetworkManager stop
    sudo service NetworkManager start
    Also, if the plasma bar fails and has to be reloaded, the icon appears again.

    Panels in the desktop show identical behavior as the system tray.

    It is however, activated in the system tray properties, the wireless connection is active for all users and notifications are activated (these seemed to solve similar issues in previous releases).

    Also I updated plasma-nm and related libs.

    Restarting this service before login brings nothing, now I am focused on restarting the NetworkManager after login, but this needs root rights to be performed and everything I tried after login uses user rights. I would like to do this without having to give the su password every time I login...

    Does anyone have other ideas?

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    Default Re: Network Manager icon missing

    As your network connection functions, it looks as if you configured to use wicked and not NM.

    Logicaly NM is not showing as you do not use it.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Network Manager icon missing

    Hi hcw,

    Network Manager is configured to be used.

    Any other ideas?

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    Default Re: Network Manager icon missing

    Which desktop? KDE? If so, then plasma-nm5 should provide the required widget. Maybe you need to add the 'Networks' widget manually.

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    Default Re: Network Manager icon missing

    Quote Originally Posted by brj View Post
    Any other ideas?
    It's a known problem.
    Sometimes, random icons are missing in the system tray.

    Going into the "System Tray Settings" and disabling/enabling the corresponding applet or category should "fix" it for the running session.

    Also, Plasma 5.5.4 has been released as update today and should be in the update repo soon. Install it, maybe that works better...
    It does include some patches that should help.

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    Thumbs up Re: Network Manager icon missing

    Thx for your help!

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Which desktop? KDE? If so, then plasma-nm5 should provide the required widget. Maybe you need to add the 'Networks' widget manually.
    It is KDE, and plasma-nm5 is updated. No changes.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    It's a known problem.
    Sometimes, random icons are missing in the system tray.

    Going into the "System Tray Settings" and disabling/enabling the corresponding applet or category should "fix" it for the running session.

    Also, Plasma 5.5.4 has been released as update today and should be in the update repo soon. Install it, maybe that works better...
    It does include some patches that should help.
    Disabling/enabling the networks applet works also. Probably there is a way to automatize this without requiring root permission. I will try to find how, however code-proposals are appreciated!
    Also, I will try Plasma 5.5.4, we will see...

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