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I have recently installed Arch Linux and GNOME 3 on my new laptop and have a problem whereby nm-applet is not showing in gnome-panel, unless I manually restart the NetworkManager daemon.

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I am assuming that the applet doesn't show up after login? If so, a workaround is adding nm-applet to the Startup Programs, using gnome-session-properties. – Tshepang Jan 6 '12 at 13:27
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I found the answer with help of the Arch Linux Forums:

I tried to start the networkmanager daemon before the dbus daemon, which does not work. Changing the order solved the problem.

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ya can accept this Answer now – Tshepang Jan 13 '12 at 16:04
how to change the order or deamons running, with systetmd? I installed arch very recently and having the same problem, I coudn't find rc.conf to edit.. – pahnin Mar 8 '13 at 18:09

Another way is by adding to startup apps:

$ gksudo "/etc/rc.d/network-manager restart"
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