Why nm Applet does not show up
When search online for answers on how the Network Manager doesn't show up in the GNOME notification area one find hundreds of confused forum posts (mostly Ubuntu). There are only two reasons:
- Your Network Manager setup is somehow broken
- There is no network device to manage
auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp... it cannot work, as Network Manager to manage your connections it needs to look like:
auto lo iface lo inet loopbackRestart Network Manager (e.g. "/etc/init.d/network-manager restart") for the nm-applet icon to show up.