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I have Ubuntu 13.10, since glib 2.32 failed to compile some newer applications I compiled and installed glib 2.38 and its dependencies d-bus-1.8.0. When I booted in the morning I noticed that nm-applet was missing from indicator session area. At first I thought it was acting up of network manager daemon and I run:

sudo service network-manager restart

Icon appeared on awn indicator session area but doesn't show active device and connections list.

Then I run:

sudo nm-applet

wireless icon appeared in A notification area (systray) in place of awn indicator session area

And I get following messages in terminal:

 sudo nm-applet 
 ** Message: applet now removed from the notification area
 ** Message: using fallback from indicator to GtkStatusIcon

 ** (nm-applet:16151): WARNING **: Failed to register as an agent: (32) Session not found
 ** Message: applet now embedded in the notification area

Would anybody tell me how to fix it?

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I found a workaround that worked. D-bus-1.8.0 creates compatibily issue and needs new packages to get installed.

D-Bus Python-1.2.0
Py2cairo-1.10.0
PyCairo-1.10.0
PyGObject-2.28.6
PyGObject-3.12.1
PyGTK-2.24.0
PyXDG-0.25

But I didn't install them.

I found the workaround here:

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=143985

sudo gedit /etc/dbus-1/system.d/org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.conf

I replaced all instances of deny with allow and saved.

I restarted session and it worked.

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