Recently I have installed Qubes-whonix. To begin with I had trouble updating dom0 and the VM templates, alongside this I had tor bootstrapping errors which highlighted an issue with not being able to download the meta packages for both whonix-gw and whonix-ws templates. I resolved this issue and lastly updated the fedora template VM. After reboot tor was then able to connect however in the system tray a new icon appeared with two desktops and a red cross square, hovering over it read 'Networking disabled'. What is this issue and how do I resolve it?
When I right click the icon the prompt to 'enable networking' is shaded out. When I click the 'about' prompt I get the window title '[sys-firewall] About NetworkManager Applet', inside it reads that it is NetworkManager Applet 1.0.10.
I have read many other discussions in this group and none have a solution that works. I am very new so I apologise for not being able to provide more information. As an aside it would be helpful if in addition to helping me solve this problem I might also be directed to sources which will let me better learn how to understand and work with qubes.
Lastly, I have tried updating all templates and dom0, as I said I have tried the solutions found elsewhere regarding enabling networkmanager.dispatcher. I have tried as much as I know or understand.
Looking forward to some resolution to diminish frustrations of qubes.
I realised I had been making a mistake when following the "whonix 12 to 13" guide. I deleted my post so that I could probe some other issues before returning with a revised and updated reply. However I found my other issues to be resolved.
The meta packages problem is resolved. However each boot up the sys-firewall NetworkManager issue returns. Hoping this is not a risk to security or function. Everything else at this time seems in order