So recently in the last couple of days my NetworkManager Icon has disappeared from the “System Tray” on the Taskbar, even after a reboot.
I have tried doing: Alt+F2 then typing “nm-applet” and nothing happens.
Also tried in the terminal typing “nm-applet” and I get:
An instance of nm-applet is already running.
I am connected to the internet so I know it is working but how do I get the icon back? I would like to be able to switch between connection types (i.e. wlan0 or eth0 etc…) but can’t do it without it (well easily anyway, probably could switch through the terminal but I would rather not).
Also, on another note I remember earlier in the week reading a post that someone had the same problem, and they told him to Alt-F2 and type “nm-applet”, which did work for me once but now it is not.
***And I do remember accidentally deleting something involving NetworkManager from the “Startup Applications” app. Can’t remember exactly what it said but I do remember it had the word “-disable” at the end of the command. → If anyone has NetworkManager icon in their system tray could you please look at your “Startup Applications” and tell me what the one for NetworkManager’s command says??
I think I may have jumped the gun a bit… It’s still not showing up? Is there anything else involving NetworkManager in the Start Applications list? I came across this looking around in “Software Management” after searching for “NetworkManager” :
Do you know if that has anything to do with it either? I may be remembering wrong but wasn’t there two things in “Startup Applications” involving NetworkManager?
Ok, so I’ve been looking around a bit on my laptop and I found ‘nm-connection-editor’, I ran it from the terminal and it opens the dialog box that appears when you R-click on the NetworkManager icon and click “Edit Connections.” This is what happened:
mmartin:/usr/lib/ModemManager # nm-connection-editor
** (nm-connection-editor:17118): WARNING **: get_all_cb: couldn't retrieve system settings properties: (2) The name org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerSystemSettings was not provided by any .service files.
** (nm-connection-editor:17118): WARNING **: fetch_connections_done: error fetching system connections: (2) The name org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerSystemSettings was not provided by any .service files.
Even though I get those errors the app still opens but it is EMPTY* (no connections listed in any tab)*!
Yesterday and today when I booted my laptop I noticed I got these two popup boxes just before the login screen. They read:
Could not create ICE listening Socket:
Cannot establish any listening sockets.
ICEListenForConnections did not return a local listener!
I have no idea what they were for but I am starting to think that maybe NetworkManager is not controlling my internet connections anymore, because even though it showed no connections, I am currently on the internet?
If there’s anything else you guys can think of, PLEASE let me know… And if I figure it out in the mean time I’ll let you know. Maybe my best bet would be to just reinstall all the NetworkManager stuff in “Software Management.” We’ll see though.