Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1002329
Network Monitor applet doesn't accept more than 7 characters in interface name
Last modified: 2014-11-14 15:26:05 EST
Description of problem:
After installing Network Monitor in the main panel of XFCE4, network statistics are not displayed. In Properties, network field was empty.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Network Monitor applet
2. Try to put the string "wlp0s11f1u1" in its Properties
The last characters "u1" of the string cannot be entered. When I
changed to another userid and manually edited $HOME/.config/xfce/panel/netload-<n>.rc and logged back in again as the original user, the network name was displayed as 8 characters.
Network statistics in the applet
This machine has two wifi interfaces, one built-in, and one on a USB.
Changed component name. (I couldn't do that in Midori because Midori started taking 96% of the processor, and failed to provide the drop-down menu. I used Firefox on an F18 machine instead.)
Component name: xfce4-netload-plugin-1.2.0-2.fc19.x86_64 .
Correction to the description: The machine has two USB Wifi interfaces, and none built-in.
"Predictable Network Interface Names cannot fit"
*** Bug 1157193 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Look for updates in a bit here...
xfce4-netload-plugin-1.2.0-6.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.
xfce4-netload-plugin-1.2.0-6.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
xfce4-netload-plugin-1.2.0-6.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
xfce4-netload-plugin-1.2.0-6.el7 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 7.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing xfce4-netload-plugin-1.2.0-6.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).
xfce4-netload-plugin-1.2.0-6.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
xfce4-netload-plugin-1.2.0-6.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
xfce4-netload-plugin-1.2.0-6.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
xfce4-netload-plugin-1.2.0-6.el7 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.