I've lost the network indicator, how do I get it back

Asked by charonred

When I booted up a fresh install of 10.04, a message popped up saying something had failed to load and if I should delete it .. and I inadvertently clicked delete instead of don't delete ... DOH

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charonred (john-joraen) said :

it's ok, I added a new 'notification area' and the network item re-appeared

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Tom (tom6) said :

Brilliant :)

Yes usually it's fairly easy to reinstall stuff or "Fix broken Packages"
System - Administration - Synaptic - Edit - "Fix broken ...
or at a reboot at the boot-menu choose "recovery mode" and "Fix broken ..." from there.

Linux tends to be a lot more forgiving and sometimes the best answer is to just let something get deleted and then force it to find a newer, better one for you ;)
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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Eric (ehegdahl) said :

similar problem, no network icon OR battery icon in indicator applet, just disappeared. Tried 'System - Administration - Synaptic - Edit - "Fix broken ...', reboot too, removed it and reinstalled it. no change.

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Eric (ehegdahl) said :

Ah...I get it now...adding the 'notification area' solved it.

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Tom (tom6) said :

Hi :)

Yes it was CharonRed's answer on 2010-04-30 that solved this. My way was a general fix-it but it wouldn't work with this particular problem. Right-clicking on the taskbar/panel and "Add to panel" and then scroll down to "Notification area" solves this

Regards from
Tom :)