Bug 160332 - NetworkManager doesn't work when started automatically
NetworkManager doesn't work when started automatically
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
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Reported: 2005-06-14 10:57 EDT by Josh Boyer
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-11 20:15:17 EDT
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Description Josh Boyer 2005-06-14 10:57:10 EDT
Description of problem:

When NetworkManager is enabled for runlevels 3 4 and 5 via chkconfig, it fails
to function correctly.  A "/usr/sbin/named -f -u named -c
/var/named/data/NetworkManager-named.conf" process is started, however the
"NetworkManager" process is not (or it exits rather quickly).

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

[root@windu ~]# rpm -q NetworkManager

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable NetworkManager via chkconfig
2. Reboot
Actual results:

NetworkManager is not started correctly.

Expected results:

NetworkManager starts and detects the correct network

Additional info:

If one uses 'service NetworkManager stop' after a reboot, it reports as failed.
 If NetworkManager is started from a command prompt by typing "NetworkManager",
it starts up correctly and detects the appropriate network settings.

NOTE: The results are the same no matter what type of network connection is
being used.  NetworkManager exhibits this problem with both wired and wireless
Comment 1 Josh Boyer 2005-06-17 08:41:25 EDT
This problem still exists with the latest FC4 update:

[root@windu ~]# rpm -q NetworkManager

I still can't get an IP address unless "NetworkManager" is started manually as root.
Comment 2 Michael J. Kofler 2005-06-17 11:39:09 EDT
I can't get an IP address even when I start NM as root after startup. The
NetworkManagerInfo icon shows a wired connection, but I'm not online. Restarting
eth0 via Services restores the connection. Also, when I unplug the cable to test
NM's wireless, the icon disappears and again I have no connection. 
Comment 3 Josh Boyer 2005-10-11 20:15:17 EDT
This bug is old and crufty.  I no longer have problems with NM.  If someone else
has issues, please open a new bug.

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