I recently switched to Kubuntu and am kind of new to KDE. My plasma network widget refuses to respond and shows an error message which I don't understand. Copying the error message didn't work, so I have attached an image of it:

Error message

I'm on

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu Yakkety Yak (development branch)
Release:        16.10
Codename:       yakkety

When I do

$ killall plasmashell
$ kstart plasmashell

I get something lots of these

<Unknown File>: QML Plasmoid: Cannot anchor to an item that isn't a parent or sibling.

Would be real cool if someone had a solution (internet currently only works through the wire ;))

  • same here, now using nm-applet from terminal. – Hitesh Hambarde May 13 '16 at 18:48
  • Have you tried installing the Backports PPA? Usually the bug fixes have already been applied upstream, but not found their way back to stable. – Rewarp May 13 '16 at 20:32
  • 16.10 is in the very early development stage and is off-topic at this site. – Pilot6 May 14 '16 at 6:28
  • Using nmcli (developer.gnome.org/NetworkManager/unstable/nmcli.html) has done the trick insofar as I have a wifi connection at last. – Tim May 14 '16 at 8:06

here what I did, using kate in KDE , Made a nm.sh file with below code


Then , did sudo chmod +x nm.sh from terminal. added this sh file to KDE startup. Now on every reboot I get wifi / Network icon in tray.

My screen shot

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