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    Default How to get Network Manager Applet in Indicator area

    Hi Guys,
    Apologies for the newbie question, I am trying to get the network manager (network conenctions) applet to appear under the indicator area in BT5 GNOME, so far I have done the following:

    Installed synaptic
    Installed network manager
    installed indicator applet complete and enabled

    I can access network manager fine and setup my vpn connection but I get no icon/applet to connect with.

    when i try to invoke nm-applet from commandline it states it is already in use and I can see it in the startup, I also tried updating my inidcator applets etc via the ubuntu repo's to no avail.

    any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!

    thanks

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    Default Re: How to get Network Manager Applet in Indicator area

    me too having same problem please help anybody......

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    Default Re: How to get Network Manager Applet in Indicator area

    Why not put wicd in the notification applet ?

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    Default Re: How to get Network Manager Applet in Indicator area

    How would you be able to put the wicd into a notification?

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    Default Re: How to get Network Manager Applet in Indicator area

    if you start "wicd-gtk", an icon will appear there.(if I'm not mistaken)

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    Default Re: How to get Network Manager Applet in Indicator area

    I don't know about putting it into the notification/indicator applet but you can get it into your panel real nicely just by adding a sytem startup for it.
    1 navigate to System>Preferences>Startup Applications
    2.click add
    3. give it a name( I named mine network manager )
    4. for the command, type wicd-gtk
    5. click add
    6. reboot and it should be up in your panel

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    Cool Re: How to get Network Manager Applet in Indicator area

    wicd is not as mature as nm.

    As I posted in another thread:

    NetworkManager HowTo:
    # apt-get -y install network-manager-gnome
    # cp /etc/network/interfaces{,.stock}
    # echo "auto lo" > /etc/network/interfaces
    # echo "iface lo inet loopback" >> /etc/network/interfaces
    # service network-manager start
    # nm-applet &

    Network manager should now be working and the applet should be active in gnome-panel

    The key is removing the auto-manage interface references from (which can be commented out instead) from the file:
    /etc/network/interfaces

    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp

    auto eth1
    iface eth1 inet dhcp

    auto eth2
    iface eth2 inet dhcp

    auto ath0
    iface ath0 inet dhcp

    auto wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet dhcp
    (be sure to leave the loopback interface auto-managed)
    which allows nm to take over for the other interfaces.
    and of course the service daemon must be running for the applet to function.

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