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Re: Networking icon in tray, orange underline - what does it mean?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2024, 01:01:17 PM »
 

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Don't feel bad. I could find no reports about it either, and nm-applet is one of my pet peeves. There are far too many causes for it to behave inconsistently. Its problems are not caused by Linux Lite, Ubuntu or XFCE, but rather by its own attempt at universal performance across the RHEL and Debian spectrums, and the mistaken idea that it can't be secured on a standard user space graphical user interface, and now the new issue of the increase in local available viable SSIDs. I love Linux networking but I don't like the way network manager's kernel dependencies are handled, and now worked around with systemd initialization. It should be a freestanding application in user space started after login is complete by the user from a menu. Forcing an applet to contain the GUI with vital information would then be unnecessary. To me network manager is a partially complete piece of software if it is really an attempt to get the user out of the CLI. I am in fact personally working on improving it for more new user friendliness though it's proving to be quite an annoying project. The Qt implementation of nm-tray seems to work better but it's not feasible for Linux Lite currently, and really still leaves the user dependent on an applet.

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Re: Networking icon in tray, orange underline - what does it mean?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2024, 11:19:13 AM »
 

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The orange underline is now gone.  I think it had something to do with the wifi network connection, altho there was no explanatory information when clicking "connection information" for the icon. 

I know if the connection is down, the icon turns to a different color, but cannot find any explanation in the Linux Lite documentation about what the orange underline means and other various display changes of the network tray icon when network parameters change.
 

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2024, 07:45:28 AM »
 

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May be caused by theme or icon set? May be humanity or oxygen? Post a screenshot.

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Networking icon in tray, orange underline - what does it mean?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2024, 01:02:08 PM »
 

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I have Linux Lite installed (altho when I go to System Information, it says the operating system is Ubuntu 20.04.6 :023: ). I've noticed recently that the small networking icon down at the bottom right of the tray bar, shows an orange underline below it.  I am connected to my network with a WiFi connection and browsing the internet seems normal. Clicking the icon and selecting System information shows the correct network information with no errors.

I tried disabling wifi and networking, and re-enabling, and also rebooting the system, but the orange line continues to show under the networking tray icon.  All the latest updates are installed.  What does the orange underline signify?
 

 

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