Missing network status indicator in the System Status Area

Bug #1288356 reported by Fernando Panizza on 2014-03-05
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-shell (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

the system status area doesn`t display the network status indicator

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: gnome-shell 3.10.4-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-15.35-generic 3.13.5
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-15-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.13.2-0ubuntu5
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Wed Mar 5 15:06:50 2014
DisplayManager: gdm
GsettingsChanges: b'org.gnome.desktop.interface' b'gtk-im-module' b"'gtk-im-context-simple'"
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-03-05 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20140304)
SourcePackage: gnome-shell
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

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tags: added: iso-testing
Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

Are you using a wired network connection?

yes, I was using a wired connection, I've also tested with a wireless connection but I had to activate it form a terminal.
After typing 'sudo ifconfig wlan0 up' the network status indicator shows up normally.

Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

Right, so this was by design in 3.10 (wired connections don't show an icon), it has been brought back in 3.12 however.

It might be possible to backport this change.

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu.
Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 (trusty) reached end-of-life on April 28, 2017


We appreciate that this bug may be old and you might not be interested in discussing it any more. But if you are then please upgrade to the latest Ubuntu version and re-test.

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gnome-shell (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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