After the recent huge update to TW at the start of February I found that my nm-applet does not display a pop-up when you right or left click, which means that you cannot disconnect wifi, or change to to different AP, or connect to a new AP
I can see that nm-applet is running with --indicator
ps aux | grep nm-applet iDominic42 2489 0.0 0.2 420696 38860 ? Sl 11:04 0:01 nm-applet --indicator
I can kill nm-applet and run it without the --indicator and it then works as expected.
This is set in
So I can edit the line that starts nm-applet --indicator to remove the --indicator option
#Exec=nm-applet --indicator Exec=nm-applet
However, I did that a few days ago, and there has now been another update that has reverted my change
If I try to run nm-applet --indicator from a terminal I get
(nm-applet:4153): Gdk-CRITICAL **: 11:59:13.064: gdk_window_thaw_toplevel_updates: assertion 'window->update_and_descendants_freeze_count > 0' failed
so something is obviously broken
I have a workaround, as described above, so I can get around it - until the next update
It appears to be the NetworkManager-applet package that is changing /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop
as I’ve just done a forced install of it, and I’ve got --indicator in there again.
Information for package NetworkManager-applet: ---------------------------------------------- Repository : openSUSE-Tumbleweed-Oss Name : NetworkManager-applet Version : 1.8.20-1.1 Arch : x86_64 Vendor : openSUSE Installed Size : 659.1 KiB Installed : Yes Status : up-to-date Source package : NetworkManager-applet-1.8.20-1.1.src Summary : GTK+ tray applet for use with NetworkManager Description : This package contains utilities and applications for use with NetworkManager, including a panel applet for wireless networks.
So this is partly as a FYI (and workaround) for people who may also be experiencing this issue, and also a indicator (ha ha) that something is possibly broken in GdK ?