I have Lubuntu 17.04 with i3 window manager. I am tryig to open the network manager from the i3wm but I can't. The internet connection works by going to the defaiult network that I set via LXDE, however unless I log back in via LXDE, I can't change the network via nm-applet. When I run
nm-applet in the terminal in i3, nothing happens. Any suggestions? (I just want to be able to change between the wifi networks using the mouse, I don't want to work in the command line for that.)
Here is the output of
systemctl status dbus-org.freedesktop.nm-dispatcher.service
● NetworkManager-dispatcher.service - Network Manager Script Dispatcher Service Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/NetworkManager-dispatcher.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: active (running) since Sun 2017-06-25 21:35:57 EDT; 967ms ago Main PID: 1477 (nm-dispatcher) Tasks: 3 (limit: 4915) CGroup: /system.slice/NetworkManager-dispatcher.service └─1477 /usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dispatcher Jun 25 21:35:57 dot-HP-Compaq-8200-Elite-USDT-PC systemd: Starting Network Manager Script Dispatcher Service... Jun 25 21:35:57 dot-HP-Compaq-8200-Elite-USDT-PC systemd: Started Network Manager Script Dispatcher Service. Jun 25 21:35:57 dot-HP-Compaq-8200-Elite-USDT-PC nm-dispatcher: req:1 'dhcp6-change' [wlxc83a35c67f33]: new request (1 scripts) Jun 25 21:35:57 dot-HP-Compaq-8200-Elite-USDT-PC nm-dispatcher: req:1 'dhcp6-change' [wlxc83a35c67f33]: start running ordered scripts. lines 1-12/12 (END)
I was able to pinpoint to the problem and it is a strange one (does not change with
exec_always): When I use an additional screen, then the
nm-applet does not show up while everything else is there. If I disconnect the second monitor and reboot the PC, it shows up in the rigth lower corner as it's supposed to.