NM-applet doesn't start

Bug #589362 reported by Daniel Calle Rosa on 2010-06-03
This bug affects 22 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

$ nm-applet --sm-disable
** (nm-applet:2638): DEBUG: old state indicates that this was not a disconnect 0

nm-applet not start, alternate 10.04 386 just installed qith network connect.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: network-manager-gnome 0.8-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.35-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No existe el fichero ó directorio
Date: Thu Jun 3 21:43:29 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100427.1)
IpRoute: dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src dev eth0 scope link metric 1000
 default via dev eth0 metric 100
 lo no wireless extensions.

 eth0 no wireless extensions.

 eth1 no wireless extensions.
Keyfiles: Error: [Errno 2] No existe el fichero ó directorio

SourcePackage: network-manager-applet

Daniel Calle Rosa (arquio) wrote :
Abhishek (bhadotia) wrote :

I use pppoeconf to connect to my ADSL connection using the ethernet port. And I lost my panel applet after I configured my ADSL connection (this is also the case with other people on the forum thread I linked below). Before that, on a clean lucid install, the applet was appearing normally and I could connect to my University's wireless networks.
Here's what I get when I type "nm-applet" in the terminal:
** (nm-applet:2271): WARNING **: <WARN> constructor(): Couldn't initialize the D-Bus manager.

This forum post gives a method for restoring the nm-applet:
This can be used as a workaround until they get it fixed. This method is explained in the file
/usr/share/doc/network-manager/README.Debian. Read that to get an idea of what is actually being done there. This is just an alternate approach to the one as described by miked1981 in this bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-applet/+bug/456468 (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-applet/+bug/456468/comments/12)

And this is what my .xsession-errors has to say:
** (nm-applet:1832): DEBUG: old state indicates that this was not a disconnect 0
** (nm-applet:1832): DEBUG: old state indicates that this was not a disconnect 0

And I got the above outputs when I was not using the workaround described in the thread.

papukaija (papukaija) wrote :

This bug is affecting 5 people and is still marked as new?!

summary: - nm-applet not start
+ NM-applet doesn't start
Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
description: updated
tags: removed: nm-applet

If you have entries for eth0 in /etc/network/interfaces and don't need them (and intend to have NM manage devices), then please edit that file again to remove these entries, which should have the icon appear again. This appears to have fixed the majority of issues in the duplicate bug 577678.

AFAICS, nm-applet is running (verify with " ps -ef | grep nm-applet" )

Different issues such as the DBUS error copied in comment #2 are separate issues, I think; they should have their own separate bug (if you're seeing this error at this point, please file a new bug using ' ubuntu-bug network-manager ').

Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for network-manager-applet (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired

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