Zorin lite on core, lost bluetooth/network applets

I used these regularly to switch between bluetooth tethering and wifi that I come across, or my hotspot. One of the requirements to use lite on core is to remove ultimate core and install ultimate lite core. I believe that’s when this happened…but I’m not sure. Is it possible to download those applets elsewhere?

Both versions offer Applets for this purpose. Let’s say you use Cinnamon Desktop or KDE Destop; you can find their versions of applets to serve that purpose, too.
In Zorin Lite (XFCE4); the Blueman applet comes preinstalled. So does network-manager.
nm-applet is the name of the Network Manager plugin applet
blueman-applet is the name of the bluetooth manager plugin applet.

they are not listed in the add items in the panel settings

eh let’s see…
I know

sudo apt install xfce4-netload-plugin

Can’t remember if it is called xfce4-blueman-plugin for the Bluetoothmanger or not…
Try this, I think?

sudo apt install --reinstall blueman*

sudo apt install --reinstall bluez*

sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart

installation of bluez is not possible, it cannot be downloaded

this is the full output:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
bluez-dbg : Depends: bluez (= 5.48-0ubuntu3)
Depends: libbluetooth3-dbg (= 5.48-0ubuntu3) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
~$ sudo apt install --reinstall bluez
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Reinstallation of bluez is not possible, it cannot be downloaded.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Try

sudo apt install libbluetooth3-dbg

sudo apt --fix-broken install

sudo apt --fix broken install
E: Command line option --fix is not understood in combination with the other options

You forgot a dash.

ok, after the dash incident…I tried, and it completed… then:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
bluez-dbg : Depends: bluez (= 5.48-0ubuntu3)
Depends: libbluetooth3-dbg (= 5.48-0ubuntu3) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
~$ sudo apt install libbluetooth3-dbg
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
libbluetooth3-dbg : Depends: libbluetooth3 (= 5.48-0ubuntu3) but 5.48-0ubuntu3.4 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
~$ sudo apt install libbluetooth3
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
libbluetooth3 is already the newest version (5.48-0ubuntu3.4).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
~$ sudo apt install --reinstall libbluetooth3
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Reinstallation of libbluetooth3 is not possible, it cannot be downloaded.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

What repository is this coming out of? ubuntu? zorin?

It is coming out of the Main Ubuntu repository.

It seems to be trying to install the debug- I am not sure that is even necessary.
Run

sudo apt --fix-broken install

again, just in case it is still holding packages. Then, reboot and test if the applets are available on the panel.

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I asked about the repositories because I was in there earlier clearing out the debian repositories I had added…I may have inadvertently deleted the Main from zorin

lol
toss this one at it

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:zorinos/stable

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nope…not there…I’ll try to do the bluez thing again, with the right ppa in

nope…still won’t download and they still aren’t there.

how do I get a list of installed ppa’s?

Hmm… Try checking in Synaptic.

I also know that network manager is included in xfce4-goodies

sudo apt install xfce4-goodies

this is going to be the last reboot and then I have to charge this thing again…installed tlp, but it’s not making to much of a difference. damn battery hog hardware

ok…nice goodies…most of which I’ll never use. It has the wavelan applet, shows signal strength, looks similar but without the functionality of the network manager applet. no bluetooth applet

I goggled…n found how to list repositories…would someone mind comparing the base repositories against what I have and tell me if I’m missing something? I still can’t download the bluez thing…I even tried a --reinstall of lite-core and desktop.

here’s the list:

grep ^[^#] /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb Index of /ubuntu bionic main restricted
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb Index of /ubuntu bionic universe
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb Index of /ubuntu bionic-updates universe
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb Index of /ubuntu bionic multiverse
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb Index of /ubuntu bionic-updates multiverse
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb Index of /ubuntu bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic partner
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security universe
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security multiverse
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/embrosyn-ubuntu-cinnamon-bionic.list:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/embrosyn/cinnamon/ubuntu bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/embrosyn-ubuntu-cinnamon-bionic.list.save:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/embrosyn/cinnamon/ubuntu bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/enlightenment-git-ubuntu-ppa-bionic.list:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/enlightenment-git/ppa/ubuntu bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/enlightenment-git-ubuntu-ppa-bionic.list.save:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/enlightenment-git/ppa/ubuntu bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/linuxuprising-ubuntu-apps-bionic.list:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/linuxuprising/apps/ubuntu bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/linuxuprising-ubuntu-apps-bionic.list.save:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/linuxuprising/apps/ubuntu bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/niko2040-ubuntu-e19-bionic.list:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/niko2040/e19/ubuntu bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/niko2040-ubuntu-e19-bionic.list.save:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/niko2040/e19/ubuntu bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorin.list:deb https://packages.zorinos.com/stable bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorin.list:deb https://packages.zorinos.com/patches bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorin.list:deb https://packages.zorinos.com/apps bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorin.list:deb https://packages.zorinos.com/drivers bionic main restricted
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorin.list:deb https://packages.zorinos.com/premium bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorin.list.save:deb https://packages.zorinos.com/stable bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorin.list.save:deb https://packages.zorinos.com/patches bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorin.list.save:deb https://packages.zorinos.com/apps bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorin.list.save:deb https://packages.zorinos.com/drivers bionic main restricted
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorin.list.save:deb https://packages.zorinos.com/premium bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorinos-ubuntu-apps-bionic.list:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/zorinos/apps/ubuntu bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorinos-ubuntu-apps-bionic.list.save:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/zorinos/apps/ubuntu bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorinos-ubuntu-drivers-bionic.list:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/zorinos/drivers/ubuntu bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorinos-ubuntu-drivers-bionic.list.save:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/zorinos/drivers/ubuntu bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorin-os-ubuntu-packages-bionic.list:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/zorin-os/packages/ubuntu bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorin-os-ubuntu-packages-bionic.list.save:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/zorin-os/packages/ubuntu bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorinos-ubuntu-patches-bionic.list:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/zorinos/patches/ubuntu bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorinos-ubuntu-patches-bionic.list.save:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/zorinos/patches/ubuntu bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorinos-ubuntu-stable-bionic.list:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/zorinos/stable/ubuntu bionic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/zorinos-ubuntu-stable-bionic.list.save:deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/zorinos/stable/ubuntu bionic main

Totally looks good.

I need to run around- I can only suggest searching the web for “xfce panel bluetooth” or “xfce4 panel network applet” and see what you find.
Where xfce4 is concerned, Toz is an invaluable resource on the XFCE Forum.

Thank you