Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1021477
cinnamon does not display interface names or aliases in the popup menu (orks fine in Gnome3)
Last modified: 2015-02-17 12:46:17 EST
Created attachment 814549 [details]
Screenshot in cinnamon environment showing missing labels in menu.
Description of problem:
I recently switched my primary desktop to cinnamon from gnome3. On logging in with cinnamon, i notice that the network manager menu does not show the interface names next to the on-off buttons. In gnome3, it used to display the interface names(p128p1, p135p1 etc) Also, the same issue is observed in gnome control centre networking dialog, with all the connections only saying "Wired" instead of the interface names/aliases.
See attached screenshots to compare display between cinnamon and gnome3 logins.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Happens every time i log in via cinnamon.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select Cinnamon as the desktop session type during login
2. click on the networkmanager applet icon in the notification area to bring up the quick interface control menu.
3. See that you see the on/off buttons with no labels!
Menu with on-off buttons displayed and active for each interface on the system, with no labels indicating the name of the interface.
Menu with on-off buttons displayed and active with labels indicating the interface that is controlled by the relevant button.
see attached screenshots fo comparison between cinnamon desktop and gnome3 desktop.
Created attachment 814550 [details]
Screenshot in gnome3 environment showing proper interface labels in menu.
This is not related to network-manager-applet package (which contains nm-applet - used in Gnome2, Xfce, LXDE, ...).
Rather it is a problem in cinnamon, which basically copies the Gnome3 stuff and tweaks it to its needs. Either the upstream cinnamon doesn't use device labels yet, or Fedora uses an old version.
Could you please report the issue directly to
and ask if there is any chance of porting this commit
I have gone ahead and created the issue in the cinnamon-control-center github issue tracker.
Links is included below, and also updated in the bug(shortly).
Hope it gets some love from the cinnamon devs.
R. K. Rajeev
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