NetworkManager worked just fine until I inadvertently deleted the icon from my panel (overly sensitive touchpad). I tried to restart it using “nm-applet” but of course since I was not connected zypper could not download the necessary software. There is no CD drive on this netbook so the only way I can install anything is via USB. Is there any way to restore the icon or connect the wireless?
Thanks for the suggestions. Running NetworkManager seemed to have no effect but did not produce an error.
Likewise running rcnetwork restart appeared to work, reporting the shutting down and restart of the network. But I was still not connected and the icon was still missing. Attempts to restore the icon from the system notification panel also failed.
But then I rebooted and the icon showed up again and I was able to connect in the usual way.