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    In Backtrack 5 how to get Network Manager Applet in Indicator area?

    Apologies for the noob inquiry, I'm trying to get the network manager (network connections) applet to appear in the display area in Backtrack 5 GNOME, and so far I have done the following:

    Setuped synaptic
    Setuped network manager
    Total indicator applet setup and activated

    I can access the network fine and chief configure my VPN connection, but I get no icon / applet to connect to. When I try to invoke nm-applet from the command line says it is already in use and can be seen in the implementation, I also tried updating my indicator applets etc through the Ubuntu repository in vain.Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!

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    re: In Backtrack 5 how to get Network Manager Applet in Indicator area?

    Following are the steps to get network manager applet in indicator area.
    1 Go to system>Preferences>Startup Applications
    2.tick on add
    3.Change the name of network manager
    4.Type wicd-gtk
    5.Tick on add
    6.Restart and you must be in panel

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    re: In Backtrack 5 how to get Network Manager Applet in Indicator area?

    Network Manager How-to:
    # apt-get -y install network-manager-gnome
    # cp /etc/network/interfaces {.stock}
    # echo "auto lo" > /etc/network/interfaces
    # echo "iface lo inet loopback" >> /etc/network/interfaces
    # service network-manager start
    # nm-applet &

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    re: In Backtrack 5 how to get Network Manager Applet in Indicator area?

    Hey guys I have followed about all steps and network manager should be working and the applet should be active in gnome-panel. The key is removing the auto-manage interface references from (which can be commented out instead) from the file:
    /etc/network/interfaces
    Code:
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp
    auto eth1
    iface eth1 inet dhcp
    auto eth2
    iface eth2 inet dhcp
    auto ath0
    iface ath0 inet dhcp
    auto wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet dhcp

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    re: In Backtrack 5 how to get Network Manager Applet in Indicator area?

    Hello everyone I was facing the exactly the same problem. I was not able to get into my network manager applet in indicator area. After following above steps I was delighted that I was able to get into network manager applet in indicator area. All above steps are easier than any other steps I followed. I like to appreciate everyone for giving good solution. Now Iím playing with my network manager applet in indicator area.

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    Re: In Backtrack 5 how to get Network Manager Applet in Indicator area?

    Quote Originally Posted by mesterio View Post
    Network Manager How-to:
    # apt-get -y install network-manager-gnome
    # cp /etc/network/interfaces {.stock}
    # echo "auto lo" > /etc/network/interfaces
    # echo "iface lo inet loopback" >> /etc/network/interfaces
    # service network-manager start
    # nm-applet &
    This Works Great!
    Side Note... If you want the applet to stay after closing the terminal you can do

    # nohup nm-applet &

    Instead of

    # nm-applet &

    Thanks Again!

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