So a couple of weeks ago my network manager icon stopped appearing; I still get automatically connected to my saved networks and the internet works fine, etc. If I go into System Settings and look at the Network settings I can still see all the networks, only the icon that's normal in the top bar is missing.
I have no idea what caused this, I don't remember installing anything. I think it just happened after a regular update.
I tried these commands to make sure I was properly up-to-date, (which I found on another forum post):
sudo apt-get -f install sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
That didn't do it so I found this post: Network manager indicator missing and I followed the instructions in those answers:
sudo apt-get purge network-manager-gnome && \ sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome
And, quoted from an answer there:
nm-appletto the Startup Applications (which may be found by entering "Startup Applications" in the Dash).
I restarted and then saw no Unity interface at all! So I tried those 3 commands above to update again and thankfully that fixed Unity but I still don't have my network manager.
If I try the command
nm-applet in a terminal it says:
nm-applet-Message: using fallback from indicator to GtkStatusIcon
So.... I'm pretty much stumped. Any help would be appreciated.