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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:25 am    Post subject: nm-applet icon not shown in notification area of Xfce4 panel Reply with quote

Hello,

After building and maintaining several Gentoo systems, it's the first time this happened to me.

1. Network manager and nm-applet are in fact running.
2. Notification area is added to the panel, the bordered square can be seen, but empty.
3. All the functionality of the icon is present: left-click shows all connections, including wifi. Right-click shows edit connections,...
4. Changing icon theme does not change anything
5. nm-device-wireless icon, as prescribed in /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop, exists and opens correctly.

Tried almost everything that I could read on the web for a whole week. Nothing helped. This is only a nuisance because the functionality is all there. But it is irritating

Any ideas, please?

TIA,
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the Exec field on /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop contains : dbus-launch nm-applet ?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hieronymus Bosch wrote:
Does the Exec field on /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop contains : dbus-launch nm-applet ?

Thank you for helping.

No, it did not. But it also didn't solve the problem. I would appreciate any other ideas.

Rgds,
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silly question, Did you download gnome-extra/nm-applet?

The other thing that I remember to use, is going to "Session and Startup" and selecting Network under Application Autostart tab.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hieronymus Bosch wrote:
Silly question, Did you download gnome-extra/nm-applet?

Thank you for your continued interest.

In my opinion there are no silly questions, only silly answers. But yes, it is part of my world set.

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The other thing that I remember to use, is going to "Session and Startup" and selecting Network under Application Autostart tab.

Yes, Network is checked, which execs nm-applet. Tried it with dbus-launch according to your suggestion, remember?
Code:
# ps axwww | grep NetworkManager
 1809 ?        Ssl    0:12 /usr/sbin/NetworkManager --pid-file /run/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.pid
 1878 ?        S      0:00 /sbin/dhclient -d -q -sf /usr/libexec/nm-dhcp-helper -pf /run/dhclient-eth0.pid -lf /var/lib/NetworkManager/dhclient-a1694392-de55-45ff-a6cb-ec9624e4c4cb-eth0.lease -cf /var/lib/NetworkManager/dhclient-eth0.conf eth0
 2384 ?        S      0:00 /sbin/dhclient -d -q -sf /usr/libexec/nm-dhcp-helper -pf /run/dhclient-wlan0.pid -lf /var/lib/NetworkManager/dhclient-cb18f7c9-3c52-4f62-85b9-d4c02260490f-wlan0.lease -cf /var/lib/NetworkManager/dhclient-wlan0.conf wlan0
13743 pts/0    S+     0:00 grep --colour=auto NetworkManager

# ps axwww | grep nm-applet
 2514 ?        Sl     0:05 nm-applet
13779 pts/0    S+     0:00 grep --colour=auto nm-applet

[EDIT] I think I'll rebuild system and world during the weekend as a long-shot.

Rgds,
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I obtained similar results when I run those commands.

When you type nm-applet on a terminal, Does any error or warning is display ?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hieronymus Bosch wrote:
I obtained similar results when I run those commands.

When you type nm-applet on a terminal, Does any error or warning is display ?

Code:
user@mypc ~ $ killall nm-applet
user@mypc ~ $ nm-applet

(nm-applet:3358): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

In fact, after killing, it won't start again. I don't understand why it is not calling display :0

No mention in log.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which nm-applet version are you running? Did you tried upgrading?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
$ eix nm-applet
[I] gnome-extra/nm-applet
     Available versions:  ~1.4.6-r1 ~1.8.2 (~)1.8.6 {gcr +introspection +modemmanager selinux teamd}
     Installed versions:  1.8.6(11:53:56 21-04-2018)(introspection modemmanager -gcr -selinux -teamd)
     Homepage:            https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/NetworkManager
     Description:         GNOME applet for NetworkManager


Can't upgrade, there's nowhere to. But sabayon has:
Code:
$ eix nm-applet-gtk2
* gnome-extra/nm-applet-gtk2 [1]
     Available versions:  ~0.9.8.10 {bluetooth gconf +introspection modemmanager}
     Homepage:            http://projects.gnome.org/NetworkManager/
     Description:         GNOME applet for NetworkManager, gtk+-2 flavour


But I hesitate because I think I'm running Xfce4 gtk3. At least I have ~/.config/gtk-3.0 (and gtk-2.0, obviously)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I run a eix-sync today. I have 1.86, but maybe upgrading could help. The other option is the option you mentionated about rebuild your system + wolrd.


Code:

eix nm-applet
[I] gnome-extra/nm-applet
     Available versions:  1.4.6-r1 ~1.8.2 ()1.8.6 ~1.8.10 {gcr +introspection +modemmanager selinux teamd}
     Installed versions:  1.8.6(11:27:51 PM 01/21/2018)(introspection modemmanager -gcr -selinux -teamd)
     Homepage:            https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/NetworkManager
     Description:         GNOME applet for NetworkManager


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I think I'll rebuild the system during the weekend and post the result here.

Thank you for your strong support.

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