Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 365791
nm-applet gives no feedback if NetworkManager is not running
Last modified: 2008-09-29 22:43:30 EDT
Description of problem:
If I start nm-applet but NM isn't running, I get no feedback about the
problem. The nm-applet icon is not displayed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
this is sort of by design... what would you expect to happen? show the
disconnected icon? part of the problem is that there isn't a good way to launch
the applet when NM is running because one is a root process, and the other is a
user process. So when nm-applet is installed, it runs all the time, but hides
itself when NM isn't running. That way people who want to disable
NetworkManager don't have to look at the applet. I don't really see a good way
of ensuring that people who don't use NetworkManager don't get annoyed by the
applet, but also ensure that everything will just work when installing a box and
wanting to use NM.
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
during the development of Fedora 8. In order to refocus our efforts as
a project we are changing the version of this bug to '8'.
If this bug still exists in rawhide, please change the version back to
(If you're unable to change the bug's version, add a comment to the bug
and someone will change it for you.)
Thanks for your help and we apologize for the interruption.
The process we're following is outlined here:
We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.
closing due to inactivity