Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1035446
Wired connection not automatically connecting
Last modified: 2015-06-29 09:13:50 EDT
Autoconnect on plugging in ethernet cable didn't work for me on fresh install of F20 beta.
Description of problem:
I just did a fresh install of F20 beta on a T440s. I installed over wifi, then rebooted and eventually plugged in an ethernet cable. The wired connection didn't come up until I manually toggled it in the gnome network settings thingy. When I unplugged and replugged (many times) it did not ever come up automatically on plugging in the cable.
I opened nm-connection-editor and "automatically connect to this network when it is available" was not checked, so I checked that and it now works as I would expect and as it used to. So it seems like that option was off by default. This option is buried in nm-connection-editor and not available in the regular GNOME settings so most people wouldn't find it though.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Name : NetworkManager
Epoch : 1
Version : 0.9.9.0
Release : 19.git20131003.fc20
Install Date: Tue 26 Nov 2013 12:35:05 AM EST
If this doesn't happen always, I have no real idea why it happened to me; "weird" stuff I can think of is that this is a new laptop model (T440s) and that I installed over wifi. Also, at one point during the install I got a dialog re-requesting the wifi password, though I can't imagine that matters.
I don't have this problem on my T440s, I'm on F19, upgraded from F18. BIOS 2.14
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