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I have a problem with NetworkManger, or to be specific with the nm-applet. When I choose the WiFi network I want to connect to nothing happens. The terminal window I opened nm-applet shows some warnings and errors, but I don't think that they have something to do with the actual problem:

nm-applet (nm-applet:1442): 
nm-applet-WARNING **: Error connecting to ModemManager: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.freedesktop.ModemManager1: 
GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.systemd1.Load Failed: Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.ModemManager1.service failed to load: No such file or directory. 
** Message: Remote error from secret service: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.secrets was not provided by any .service files 

I know that one error occurs because I don't have installed the notification tool that is needed for the GNOME notifications.

NetworkManager's service is running. My wifi on-board card is an Intel Pro/Wireless 5100 AGN (it uses the iwlwifi driver). My distribution is Arch Linux and I'm using the awesome WM.

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Yep, modem manager is fine and unrelated to your topic. Try attach something useful from /var/log/messages, you will see more information from NetworkManager –  warl0ck Dec 9 '13 at 15:30
    
Try going through these things: wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingNetworkManager –  slm Dec 10 '13 at 2:07
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