My Menubar doesn't show the icons for "network-manager" and the "indicator-multiload". It worked fine until today. Here is a screenshot:

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I want that it looks like this:

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I'm using a VPN and recently I had a lot of disconnects so I downloaded this:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/vpnautoconnect/

It didn't work for me so I removed it, but after a reboot my menu bar looked like this. So I think there is a connection between this two events but I have no idea what exactly.

bash history:

  • sudo aptitude update

  • sudo aptitude full-upgrade

  • ps x

  • sudo aptitude purge vpnautoconnect

  • sudo aptitude purge vpnautoconnect:i386

  • sudo aptitude update

  • vim /etc/network/interfaces

  • gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist

  • sudo aptitude install indicator-multiload

  • indicator-multiload

  • sudo aptitude purge indicator-multiload

  • sudo aptitude install indicator-multiload

  • indicator-multiload

  • sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager nm-applet

  • sudo aptitude reinstall network-manager network-manager-gnome

  • indicator-multiload

  • Paste the latest lines from your ~/.bash_history file – Lucio Oct 11 '14 at 18:53
  • sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude full-upgrade ps-x ps x sudo aptitude purge vpnautoconnect sudo aptitude purge vpnautoconnect:i386 sudo aptitude update /etc/network/interfaces vim /etc/network/interfaces gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist sudo aptitude install indicator-multiload indicator-multiload sudo aptitude purge indicator-multiload sudo aptitude install indicator-multiload indicator-multiload sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager nm-applet sudo aptitude reinstall network-manager network-manager-gnome indicator-multiload – user248998 Oct 11 '14 at 19:29
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    It is truly impossible to read it from a comment. Edit your question and paste it there. – Lucio Oct 11 '14 at 19:43
  • where you using 14.04 when it was working, because I think they don't have the systray whitelist anymore – Mateo Oct 11 '14 at 20:46
  • yes i'm using 14.04 since one month – user248998 Oct 11 '14 at 22:19

Not sure if you still need this but you can restart or quit the multiload indicator by running the following command in a terminal:

indicator-multiload &

The screenshot signifies that the network manager is not running.

To check if network manager is up and running:

sudo initctl list | grep "network-manager"

To start the network manager:

sudo service network-manager start
  • Thx for the answer! – user248998 Oct 11 '14 at 19:26
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    But the network-manager is running: start: Job is already running: network-manager. i'm connected to the internet right now but the icon is missing – user248998 Oct 11 '14 at 19:27

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