Bug 519211 - nm-applet doesn't work
Summary: nm-applet doesn't work
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 529766
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-08-25 16:37 UTC by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2009-11-07 04:05 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-11-07 04:05:23 UTC

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Description Jonathan Kamens 2009-08-25 16:37:41 UTC
I don't get a NetworkManager applet icon in my panel when I start the NetworkManager service.  I do see some minor moving around of icons when I start the service, so I suspect that the applet is trying to start but failing.

When I try to run nm-applet by hand, first I see this in the terminal from which I started it:

** (nm-applet:17321): WARNING **: Icon nm-no-connection missing: Error opening file: No such file or directory

and then I get a pop-up which says this:

The NetworkManager applet could not find some required resources.  It cannot continue.

Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2009-08-27 02:10:44 UTC
What does ls /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/apps/nm-no-connection.* say ?

What icon theme are you using ?

Does gtk-update-icon-cache -f /usr/share/icons/hicolor fix things ?

Comment 2 Jonathan Kamens 2009-08-27 12:33:59 UTC
$ ls /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/apps/nm-no-connection.*

When I bring up the appearances control panel, the first theme displayed is labeled "Custom", it is the one selected, and there's a warning below it that says, "This theme will not look as intended because the required icon theme 'Clearlooks' is not installed.'"  However, when I click on the next theme in the control panel, Clearlooks, it doesn't display an error, so it appears that the Clearlooks theme *is* installed, so I don't know what that warning is about.

I just installed clearlooks-compact-gnome-theme and closed and reopened the control panel, and it still says that Clearlooks is not installed.  Is there some other RPM that I should install to fix that problem?

In any case, installing clearlooks-compact-gnome-theme does seem to fix the nm-applet problem.

Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2009-08-27 15:39:28 UTC
an icon theme of 'Clearlooks' is somewhat bizarre. All the places where icon theme is stored should default to 'Fedora':


What does gconftool-2 --get /desktop/gnome/interface/icon_theme say ?

Comment 4 Jonathan Kamens 2009-08-27 18:14:13 UTC
It returns "Clearlooks".

I've never changed the icon theme, as far as I know, or for that matter changed the theme at all.

Note that this system has been around for a *long* time, updated incrementally for many years.  If I had to guess, I'd guess that it started somewhere around Fedora 6, but that's just a guess.  So this is anything but a pristine install :-).

Comment 5 Matthias Clasen 2009-08-27 18:21:07 UTC
hmm, ok

to fix your system, either open the appearance capplet, go to 'Customize', open the Icons tab and select 'Fedora', or

gconftool-2 --type string --set /desktop/gnome/interface/icon_theme Fedora

Comment 6 Jonathan Kamens 2009-08-27 20:48:03 UTC
OK, I can do that, but I'm more interested in how to prevent this from happening to other people when they upgrade to F12...

Comment 7 Dan Williams 2009-11-07 04:05:23 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 529766 ***

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