Bug 1659673 - On first login, VPN panel is not displayed in system menu despite VPN being automatically connected
Summary: On first login, VPN panel is not displayed in system menu despite VPN being a...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell
Version: 30
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-12-15 01:45 UTC by Dimitris
Modified: 2019-11-01 06:11 UTC (History)
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Description Dimitris 2018-12-15 01:45:58 UTC
Description of problem:

With the in-range WLAN configured to auto-connect to an OpenVPN service (using nm-connection-editor), upon login the whole VPN panel is missing from the system menu, despite the VPN being connected.  Workaround is to first log in to text console, wait until VPN auto-connects, then log in from Wayland.

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

NetworkManager-openvpn.x86_64 1:1.8.8-1.fc29                                                                   
NetworkManager-openvpn-gnome.x86_64 1:1.8.8-1.fc29
gnome-shell.x86_64 3.30.2-1.fc29

How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. WLAN in rage, "available to all users" disabled, autoconnect enabled, set to use an OpenVPN connection automatically when connected.
2. Boot, log in to Wayland session.
3. VPN icon and VPN panel in system menu missing.

If between steps 1 and 2 I do:
- Ctrl-Alt-F3
- log in, run "ip route" to wait for VPN to come up.
- Alt-F1

and then log in, VPN icon and panel show up.  I can then Ctrl-Alt-F3 back to the text terminal and log out of there, then back to Alt-F2 to my Wayland session.

Actual results:

Need to log in to text console before logging into Wayland session.

Expected results:

Used to not need any "extra" log in, as of F27.  This regressed with F28 and continues with F29.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Dimitris 2019-01-09 15:44:50 UTC
Realized part of the steps is misleading.  It's "If after booting and before logging in to Wayland" that the workaround applies, obviously.

Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2019-10-31 20:12:14 UTC
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Comment 3 Dimitris 2019-11-01 06:11:26 UTC
Still happening with F30

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