on my 64bit installation of lubuntu (lxde) nm-applet has been working fine but since my latest installation of several updates (haven't updated for some weeks) it seems something broke and i can't seem to make use of nm-applet any more.
while i am aware that there are several questions regarding disappeared nm-applet icons (e.g. this askubuntu-question) the proposed solution of manually adding
nm-applet to the lxsession-autostart-settings did not help as the icon still won't show (and seems fixed to me as there is a default entry called Ǹetwork` that i believe to have been missing before), so i've reverted that back to no manual entry.
after some more fiddling around i've found a thread (can't find the link any more, sorry) where it was proposed to:
Indicator appletsfrom the shown/enabled
- change the line
Exec=nm-appletin /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop to
after doing so the nm-applet icon is indeed back and also does list available networks in range but when trying to connect to an encrypted wifi-network (didn't try non-encrypted) the applet acts as if its about to connect (animated icon) but then fails.
i've removed the saved network-connection and created a fresh one (making sure i got all the settings and password correct) but still none of many tried connection-apptempt succeeds.
any ideas about what i could do to diagnose the problem further or anybody else having the same issues?