Internet and panel bar issues
Quite sorry for the vague title, but I seem to have two distinct issues with Ubuntu, and I'm not sure they are related.
I work on a recent Dell Studio Intel core 2 duo laptop dualboot Vista - Ubuntu (installed within Vista). My issues:
- No internet connection whatsoever. On the panel bar there is no icon for internet or which networks are available so it's pretty much guess work. I ran the diagnostic and got a confirmation it cannot connect to the internet, but nothing more specific, as without the icon I can't tell if it's even picking up my network or not.
- The panel bar misses a huge chunk - after logging in there should be this part with the username and switching off/logging off options. This is completely missing.
- A program I installed, Desktop Drapes, will fire up but not show any icon in the panel bar while it is running.
- Also, other icons on the panel bar have gone missing without a trace without me being able to tell how or why.