vpn indicator icon is not appearing

Bug #1796183 reported by Paulius on 2018-10-04
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
elementary-xfce (Ubuntu)
xubuntu-artwork (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When network is connected with wired connection and there is active VPN connection, network icon does not change.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: xubuntu-icon-theme 18.04.5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-34.37-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-34-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.4
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Thu Oct 4 23:09:54 2018

InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-03-22 (196 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.04.4 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20180228)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: xubuntu-artwork
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to bionic on 2018-09-05 (29 days ago)

Paulius (peledzius) wrote :
affects: xubuntu-artwork (Ubuntu) → network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)


Can you verify that this bug is fixed in 18.10 or by manually adding the missing icon(s) to 18.04?

affects: network-manager-applet (Ubuntu) → xubuntu-artwork (Ubuntu)
Paulius (peledzius) wrote :

I placed missing icons but still same result. Lock symbol is appearing when VPN is in connecting state. BTW I don't have package network-manager-applet installed(E: Unable to locate package network-manager-applet).

The package name is network-manager-gnome, but it listed under network-manager-applet here on launchpad.

It may be necessary to switch to another icon theme and back after adding those four new icon files. Also, a restart of the panel and nm-applet may be required to see any change.

Alternatively, install xubuntu-artwork from this PPA:


Paulius (peledzius) wrote :

Installing xubuntu-artwork package fixed the problem. Thanks :)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xubuntu-artwork (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sean Davis (bluesabre) on 2019-03-31
no longer affects: elementary-xfce (Ubuntu Bionic)
no longer affects: xubuntu-artwork (Ubuntu Cosmic)
Changed in elementary-xfce (Ubuntu Cosmic):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in elementary-xfce (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Sean Davis (bluesabre) on 2020-05-25
Changed in xubuntu-artwork (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: New → Triaged
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