Okay, so I have an interesting setup going on.
Far away from me, is a headless (no monitor) Ubuntu box hooked up to an ethernet cable.
This computer is intended to be a public internet station at a hostel, it's just waitinig for me to finish the wifi configuration, and then the owner will put it in place, hook up a monitor, and that's it.
The computer HAS a wireless card, which seems to work (i.e., I can give it commands through iwlist).
- I have ssh access with X forwarding enabled.
- When I log in, and run
ps -e | grep nm-appletI see it isn't running.
- I checked
gnome-session-propertiesand nm-applet is listed there to start.
So my questions are:
What can I do to get nm-applet running? Maybe it's running and I can't see it? Otherwise, what can I do to set it to connect to WiFi automatically?