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Lost network icon in taskbar
« on: August 17, 2015, 10:43:37 AM »
 

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A bit self inflicted perhaps, but I tried to install another desktop (enlightenment/E17), then removed it and now I've lost the wifi icon where I access my VPN. I assume these 2 things are related. I can't find any way to get it back.
 


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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2015, 11:20:38 AM »
 

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Raj,

You should still be able to view network connections via the Network Connections app located at Menu->Settings->Network Connections.

To get your wifi indicator to return to the panel, try this:
     1) Menu->Settings->Panel
     2) Go to the Items tab
     3) Hit the + button located on the right
     4) Select Indicator Plugin
     5) Hit the +Add button

If my hunch is correct, your wifi icon will reappear.
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2015, 11:47:41 AM »
 

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Thanks. At work at moment, will try in a couple of hrs and post back .....
 

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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2015, 02:02:30 PM »
 

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Yes, that did it - many thanks  :)
 

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2015, 03:08:17 PM »
 

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That's great. 

When you can, please do the forum a favor and mark a Best Answer or mark the entire thread as SOLVED.

How was Enlightenment?
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2015, 04:00:00 PM »
 

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How was Enlightenment?

Didn't look too good. I'm not sure whether it's still being developed. It certainly wasn't worth the mess it seems to have made of my LL2.4 install. I've also lost the LL splash screen on start up, and it shows the XFCE login page with the huge black mouse. Not a disaster, but irritating none-the-less. I'm hoping updating to 2.6 ControlCentre when released will restore it.
 

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You can install the Control Center now using:
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lite-controlcenter
You might be able to fix your bootup using the Bootup Fix option in Lite Tweaks (Menu->System->Lite Tweaks).

Whenever you get things back to normal, install Systemback (http://www.unixmen.com/systemback-restore-linux-system-previous-state/) and create a system restore point.
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2015, 04:18:52 PM »
 

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Wow that is such a useful util. I've never had a proper look round LL so didn't know about that one. I assumed systemback would only be available in the 2.6 updgrade?
 

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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2015, 04:49:08 AM »
 

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This kind of system modification is best left to experienced Linux users.
True enough. I've been using Linux for about 10 years but still don't know my way around it enough to sort out a hosed install. In future I'll try something like that on a VM.
 

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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2015, 04:57:23 AM »
 

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True enough. I've been using Linux for about 10 years but still don't know my way around it enough to sort out a hosed install. In future I'll try something like that on a VM.


Very wise. I always test things in a VB before putting them into my own system :)
 

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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2015, 02:28:41 AM »
 

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Hello!

A power user or few around here have managed to pull off installing other DEs into Linux Lite, but unless you know EXACTLY what you're doing, it's DEFINITELY a BAD IDEA!  LL just wasn't designed with such a thing in mind.

Depending on the DE one chooses, even Ubuntu has issues where you end up with more than one of a certain program. On top of that, things can start to get confusing for the OS, leaving reinstallation as the only solution.

A good example of this is trying to add XFCE to Lubuntu. There are certain aspects of it that 'take over' the entire OS. The login screen is just one thing that comes to mind.

VMs are the best place to 'play', but with as many machines as I have around here, I just go 'all in' on one of them outside of a VM environment, and keep the old images backed up to reinstall later. Sometimes, it's hard to exactly simulate what may happen on an actual PC in a VM...

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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2015, 03:54:44 AM »
 

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but unless you know EXACTLY what you're doing, it's DEFINITELY a BAD IDEA!  LL just wasn't designed with such a thing in mind.

Agreed. I think i learned that lesson the hard way on this occasion. I still haven't fully recovered from the attempt to install enlightenment, my login screen is still the XFCE square box, but it's livable-with.
 

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Agreed. I think i learned that lesson the hard way on this occasion. I still haven't fully recovered from the attempt to install enlightenment, my login screen is still the XFCE square box, but it's livable-with.

Sadly, the easiest and fastest way to fix it is a complete reinstall. Hopefully, in the future, you'll use Systemback to back up what you started out with first. I must say that Systemback is the best 'new feature' in LL!

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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2015, 03:53:21 PM »
 

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Sadly, the easiest and fastest way to fix it is a complete reinstall.
Having come to the same conclusion I did just that a few days ago. Lesson learned the hard way this time. Just getting to know the systemback utility, indispensable for trying to keep a functioning Windows system but until the Enlightenment fiasco I would not have believed it was necessary in Linux. Now I know better.
 


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