Ubuntu want help my to finde wirelessnetworks! I have "lost" the square, that I jused to have when I log in to ubuntu!:-(

Asked by Inge Hansen on 2010-08-14

Hi, I have a problem with my Ubuntu menu. Earlier when i logged in to Ubuntu, I did have a "square" with information about, wireless networks. I was gonna make my panel costom, moving things around, I think that was when I "lost it". So, now my Ubuntu want tell me if there is any wireless networks around, I just have the menu under system-preferences-networkconnections.

What should I do to get the original "square" back, it was always poping up, and it was telling me which networks I could get connectet on, and things like that.

best regards.

Inge

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2010-08-16
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2010-08-16
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2010-08-15

Press ALT+F2
Type: nm-applet
Press ENTER

Hi, Actionparsnip. I did what you wrote, but I dont see any changes. Sorry.

Best reagards.

- Inge

I did type in that comand, but nothing visibly happend. hehe:-(

You just need to edit the file so it only has those 2 lines, you will need sudo or gksudo to get write access.

Thanks again action, and marcobra. Im new to Ubuntu, and Im not really good at it. So, "small" problems really can kill my day/week. Im so sorry guys, but I dont know what gksudo ore sudo is. Are you able to make a step by step list?

Regards

Inge

Best Sam_ (and-sam) said : #7

> I was gonna make my panel costom, moving things around

Sounds like notification area is missing.
Right click on empty space of panel, context menu -> add to panel
Search the list for 'Notification Area'. Logout-in or reboot.

Reference about 'sudo'.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo#Usage

Thanks Sam, that solved my question.

Thanks all! Thanks Sam! Brilliant!

Chuck Zellers (chuckzellers) said : #10

The wireless icon is now missing from the right side of the panel. The connection works OK. Right click on for add-on does not find icon. Why? Thank you