Sunday, December 11, 2016

Network indicator icon missing, no connection

If at some point you realize that when you turn on your Linux device you don't see the network indicator icon on the task bar this may probably be because of network manager service has not started yet. I've had this problem when i used external wireless usb adapter on my computer.

To solve this problem and get internet working on you device you can simply run the following command on terminal:
sudo service network-manager restart
After running this command you should see the network icon (probably as offline icon at first) on the task bar. If you have an active connection it should connect automatically. Otherwise you can click the icon and see the connection options as a list. If you have an active connection added before it should normally connect automatically unless you have cancelled automatic connection on connection settings.

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