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Bug 101839 - Can't run redhat-config-network due to exception in redhat-config-network-gui
Can't run redhat-config-network due to exception in redhat-config-network-gui
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 88147
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-network (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-08-07 10:55 EDT by John
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:58:00 EST
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Description John 2003-08-07 10:55:50 EDT
Description of problem:
I have recently installed Redhat 9 on my IBM Thinkpad A22m.  It has both a 
wireless internal ethernet and a PCMCIA 3Com 10/100 Lan PC Card with XJack 
connector.  Model 3CXFE574BT.

When I boot all responses are OK.  

If I attempt to remove the PCMCIA card I get a beep and when I reinstall it a 
get the double beep.  So, I assume the system is recognizing my card properly.

After getting logged in I attempt to run redhat-config-network to get 
configured.  The following exception occurs.

I had to type this in from the exception error display because I have
no networking.

An unhandled exception has occured.  Component: redhat-config-network
version 1.2.0

Summary: TB /usr/src/build/228093-
i386/install/usr/lib/python/sre.py:137:search:TypeError:epected string or buffer
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/redhat-config-network-gui", line 154, in ?
  window = mainDialog()

File "/usr/src/build/226257-noarch/install/usr/share/redhat-config-
network/netconfpkg/gui/maindialog.py", line 154, in__init__
File "/usr/src/build/226257-noarch/install/usr/share/redhat-config-
network/netconfpkg/gui/maindialog.py", line 225, in load__
File "/usr/src/build/226257-noarch/install/usr/share/redhat-config-
network/netconfpkg/gui/maindialog.py", line 232, in loadDevices__
File "/usr/src/build/226257-noarch/install/usr/share/redhat-config-
network/netconfpkg/NCDeviceList.py", line 210, in getDeviceList
File "/usr/src/build/226257-noarch/install/usr/share/redhat-config-
network/netconfpkg/NCDeviceList.py", line 117, in load
File "/usr/src/build/226257-noarch/install/usr/share/redhat-config-
network/netconfpkg/plugins/NCDevWireless.py", line 34, in load
File "/usr/src/build/226257-noarch/install/usr/share/redhat-config-
network/netconfpkg/NCWireless.py", line 52, in load
File "usr/src/build/228093-i386/install/usr/lib/python2.2/sre.py", line 137, in 
  return _compile(pattern, flags).search(string)
TypeError: expected string or buffer

How do I get around this problem?


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
2.Login as root
3.Choose System Setting -> Network
Actual results:  Exception panel is displayed

Expected results: Network configuration to be handled

Additional info:
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2004-09-21 08:03:14 EDT
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in
this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For
more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow
the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 88147 ***
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:58:00 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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