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I have a Lubuntu (now 14.04) installation. Recently, I logged in to find that the Wi-Fi icon had disappeared, and there was some sort of a keyboard icon in it's place. I have restarted multiple times, but it doesn't fix it. I can't find the same applet in the panel settings, and resetting the panel didn't help. When I try to manually start nm-applet, it starts, but prints a bunch of warnings to the console:

nm-applet-Message: using fallback from indicator to GtkStatusIcon

It then starts, using ugly icons for the Wi-Fi connectivity symbol.

What do I need to do to make it start correctly? Once it starts, why isn't it using the right icons?

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marked as duplicate by bain, Eric Carvalho, LnxSlck, waltinator, Eliah Kagan Jun 25 '14 at 1:02

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Same problem for me. Besides the network manager icon doesn't appear even typing "nm-applet" under "Manual autostarted applications" as suggested... And this is a bug reported a lot of times in the past to Lubuntu developers... – user271931 Apr 21 '14 at 12:41
@pigeonkiller The problem turned out to be a Trusty glitch. See here: – Wasabi Fan Apr 25 '14 at 0:50
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To fix the Network Manager not showing up on the panel issue, from the Lubuntu menu select Preferences > Default applications for LXSession, then click on the Autostart tab and under "Manual autostarted applications" type "nm-applet", then click the "+ Add" button on the left:

Now log out, log back in and you should see the Network Manager icon on the panel:

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I was thinking about that, but if it's not working, isn't that just a patch, and not a fix? I think the problem isn't that it's not being run, but that it's failing and exiting when it's run. What normally runs it? Is it just listed in the startup list? – Wasabi Fan Apr 20 '14 at 20:21
What does this command tell you? ps aux | grep nm-apple that will let you know if it is running, but what I posted in my answer is a fix to a bug issue with lubuntu 14.04 where nm-applet does not show in the panel – Wild Man Apr 20 '14 at 20:24
OK... is this really a problem with Trusty? I had assumed I screwed something up. I'll test this as soon as it finishes what it's installing. – Wasabi Fan Apr 20 '14 at 20:43
I just tested this, and it got it to show up. But the icon still looks wrong; why can't it find the right icons? – Wasabi Fan Apr 20 '14 at 21:00
It may be because of the bug or did you do an upgrade instead of a fresh install? I really do not have a fix for that, I am glad it is showing up now, please accept the answer to help other people since the icon is no longer missing. I suggest starting a new question just for the ugly icon issue. Thanks – Wild Man Apr 20 '14 at 21:57

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