Re: Display the network manager applet by command line

On Wed, 2011-09-07 at 08:51 +0200, Julien Briche wrote:
> Hello,
> I am currently working on a ubuntu 10.10 and using NetworkManager APplet 
> 0.8.1.
> I would like to display the network manager applet by a command line but 
> couldn't find any.
> Actually, if I click on the network-manager applet icon on the panel, 
> the applet appears, but I want it to appear without clicking.
> I tried any soft provided by network manager, and also tried to 
> dbus-monitor the appearance of the applet but nothing happens on 
> dbus-monitor on click.

Two considerations here.  First, if you're using the stock nm-applet,
you need to have a "notification area" applet on your panel, which is
what nm-applet embeds itself in.  Most desktops (Gnome, KDE, XFCE, etc)
have a notification area.

However, if you're using Ubuntu 10.10 or later, Ubuntu-specific
modifications to nm-applet make the applet present itself using the
generic menu indicator system (libindicator) and thus you have to have
something that provides that indicator interface that nm-applet can talk

Assumign you  have the pre-requisites, you can simply type:

nm-applet &

and that will start nm-applet and return you to the command prompt.  Or
use your favorite login/session manager to simply
spawn /usr/bin/nm-applet and it should show up.


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