Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138072
gnome-netstatus applet does not list eth0 in device drop down on nocona (x86_64)
Last modified: 2013-09-02 02:02:55 EDT
# TREE rel-eng/RHEL4-Beta2-RC-re1027.0
# ARCH x86_64
# MACHINE nocona.test.redhat.com
When loading the gnome-netstatus panel applet, it does not list eth0 (which is
currently active) in the device drop down list. I can type in the value "eth0"
and it then works. However, it doesn't retain the entered text in the drop-down
list. The eth0 device is an e1000
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82547EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (LOM)
Subsystem: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 302c
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 185
Memory at ff8e0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
I/O ports at cc00 [size=32]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
Attaching screenshot to demonstrate. Please let me know what additional
information I can provide.
For screenshot, see http://people.redhat.com/~jlaska/gnome-netstatus.png
*** Bug 138070 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is still a problem, even in rawhide. We probably don't want to ship the
net status applet in future RHEL releases given that we have NetworkManager, though.
I was researching gnome-netstatus bugs and I believe this occurs because
gnome-netstatus does not yet have ipv6 support. It gets confused when it sees
the extra address, or something of the sort.
Another redhat bug on it, should it be marked a dupe of this one or the other
An inprogress fix:
Per reporter we can close this bug. Targeted as part of F9 cleanup project as
last activity was almost 2 years ago.