I need some help to re-install the Network Manager. I installed WICD to see if it was a better Network Manager than the regular one, but I didn't like it so I uninstalled it. Now I have difficulty to reinstall the regular Network Manager in Linux Mint (KDE version). I tried many different things. I ran:

sudo apt-get install network-manager

sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome network-manager

And many other things, but nothing worked. Actually I think the Network Manager is perhaps running in the background because when I run:

nmcli dev

I get: enter image description here

I don't see the Network Manager icon (which I think it's called applet) in System Tray. And strangely enough when I run: nm-applet A Network Manager icon (or applet) appears temporary in System Tray BUT that Network Manager is NOT the one I used to have before. So I don't quite understand what is going on...

Before installing WICD I removed the Network Manager, but I did not remove the config files, perhaps it can be of some help.

My system is: Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.7 Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena


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I found the solution by myself. If anyone faces the same issue do the following.

Launch Synaptic Package Manager, find your Network Manager package, right click on it, select Mark for Reinstallation, then select Mark Recommended for Installation and select whatever is needed (highlighted). For me it was network-manager-gnome and plasma-nm. Then "Apply".

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