Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135781
NMWirelessApplet crash locks up Gnome
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:51 EST
Description of problem:
If you add the Wireless Link Monitor applet (NMWirelessApplet) to
the Gnome bottom Panel twice. And then, a message box pops up saying:
"The Application ""NMWirelessApplet" has quit unexpectedly. You can
inform the developers of what happened to help them fit it. Or you can
restart the application right now.
[Close] [Inform Developers]"
At this point, neither button works, NOR does any other part of the
GnoneWM. I can't change focus to other windows, or even move the Error
window. The keyboard and mouse are still responsive, and I can drop to
a console and then back to X no problem.
If you restart X, when you log back in, the two applets will crash
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Gnome 2.8.0 Build Date: 09/29/2004
Three times out of three. But the GnomeWM only froze the first time.
Doesn't matter if "NetworkManager" is running or not.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC3t3, gnome, etc. etc. login as root
1b. The wireless card is eth1, prism54 chipset with firmware in the
right place. But NetworkManager doesn't even need to be running to
2. Right click on an empty spot on the panel; select Add to panel.
3. Scroll down to the bottom and select "Wireless Link Monitor"; "Add"
4. GOTO STEP 2.
NMWirelessApplet closes unexpectedly.
It shouldn't crash.
This should probabily be seperate bugs but...
Right Clicking on the applet does not bring up the expected menu to
remove the applet, or even move it around on the panel.
This is most likely fixed by now in more recent versions of
NetworkManager and NetworkManager-gnome... Its due to the applet
crashing when exposing the menu, and since GTK grabs an X server lock
when a menu drops down, you can only kill it by going to the console
(Ctl+Alt+1), logging in, and "killall -9 NetworkManagerNotification".