wifi "shelf gadget"

Michael Sheldon mike at mikeasoft.com
Sun Oct 26 20:31:49 CET 2008

If I remember correctly the gadget is always there (just not visible), 
it gets reports from the wifiget application and only displays an icon 
when there's signal strength to report. It doesn't do anything to switch 
on/off the wifi it just constantly monitors it. You probably want to be 
looking at the Settings program to see what happens when wifi is 
switched on/off there (as that's actually switching the wifi chip on or 


pike wrote:
> Hi
> what exactly is it that makes the "wifi icon"
> show up in the "shelf gadgets" ?
> whatever I try, wifi won't seem to work
> if the icon is not showing.
> /etc/init.d/networking restart ;doesn't help
> ifdown eth0; ifup eth0; doesn't help
> udhcpc; doesn't help
> but the latter two options have success
> when the icon is showing (which may be caused
> by something else that's being changed by the
> application that also shows the icon, ofcourse).
> in any case, when I ever get to write a
> script that works properly, i want to
> show the icon, as well :-) how would I do that ?
> curious,
> *-pike
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