XFCE NetworkManager Applet

I have a bug where the XFCE NetworkManager Applet dos not show any WiFi connections(normally you can see available connections) or any visual indicator of WiFi, but i can use the internet. the tray icon sometimes show something i can only describe as a visual glitch where it is white at the bottom edge of the icon.

This happens quite randomly but i would say it happens when i go form one WiFi network to another while i have the closed the lid on my laptop or when the pc change network in general.

general info:
lenovo E330
manjaro xfce(stable)
kernel 4.4.13-1
3rd Gen Core processor with proprietary drivers

Any help would be appreciated.

i know this might be a bug report so i would like to know how to file one, if that is what i should

Can you post the output of top -o RES? Enter this command in the terminal and then press q to stop it and be able to copy the output.

right now it is not "happening" i can send again when it happens. I forgot to say it isn't always a problem for example after a restart.

I just wanted to be sure it is nm-applet which you are meaning.

yes it is the NetworkManager Applet

I have been able to replicate it, i can use my browser and go to different sites (checked it after the bug)

As you can see there is "apparently" no available networks and no indicator of the signal strength

and here is the output of top -o RES

top - 20:51:42 up 1:05, 1 user, load average: 0.16, 0.27, 0.25
Tasks: 152 total, 1 running, 151 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
%Cpu0 : 5.0/3.8 9[||||| ]
%Cpu1 : 29.1/20.1 49[|||||||||||||||||||||||||| ]
%Cpu2 : 28.9/23.7 53[|||||||||||||||||||||||||||| ]
%Cpu3 : 31.6/21.8 53[||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| ]
GiB Mem : 14.3/7.502 [ ]
GiB Swap: 0.0/8.800 [ ]

1141 susan 20 0 1607.1m 508.8m 6.2 6.6 11:51.57 S firefox
1003 susan 20 0 2843.6m 150.1m 0.0 2.0 0:06.65 S dropbox
177 root 20 0 154.9m 69.6m 0.0 0.9 0:00.47 S systemd-journal
599 root 20 0 309.9m 59.7m 0.0 0.8 2:09.62 S Xorg
795 susan 20 0 405.4m 42.4m 0.0 0.6 0:02.26 S xfce4-clipman
835 susan 20 0 650.1m 37.5m 0.0 0.5 0:03.03 S nm-applet
782 susan 20 0 495.5m 37.1m 0.0 0.5 0:01.08 S xfdesktop
825 susan 20 0 493.5m 35.4m 0.0 0.5 0:01.65 S msm_notifier
856 susan 20 0 544.7m 34.1m 0.0 0.4 0:00.38 S pa-applet
813 susan 20 0 398.4m 32.4m 0.0 0.4 0:02.79 S pamac-tray
839 susan 20 0 411.5m 32.3m 0.0 0.4 0:00.52 S xfce4-power-man
833 susan 20 0 256.8m 29.5m 0.0 0.4 0:00.48 S applet.py
713 susan 20 0 396.4m 27.9m 0.0 0.4 0:00.30 S xfce4-session
780 susan 20 0 473.9m 27.9m 0.0 0.4 0:00.27 S Thunar

This is a known issue for nm-applet and possibly NetworkManager.
Downgrade them to some previous version and check when it is corrected.
Use downgrade command and report back on which version you settled.

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Hey petsam glad to hear it is a known issue

i haven't used downgrade before but followed the instructions on the wiki https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Downgrade

i can get it to display the different versions for firefox, but i cant get it to show them for nm-applet or NetworkManager

am i using the wrong software names?

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The package is called networkmanager but the programm is called NetworkManager (very creative) and the nm-applet is part of the package. Edit: see @cscs post below.

thank you very much eugen-b i can choose a version now

i will see if anything "bad" happens and inform you if i find a version that works

One last question if a new version comes out will it upgrade from the downgraded version?

There are posts on this if you search. You only need to downgrade "network-manager-applet"
AFAIK The newest working is 1.0.10-1

network-manager-applet: ignoring package upgrade (1.0.10-1 => 1.2.2-1)


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