Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 171517
NM won't switch to wired network
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:06 EDT
Description of problem:
Once connected to a WAP, NM does not revert to wired when wire is plugged in.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start NM and connect to WAP
2. Plug in a wire.
NM should switch to the wired connection.
quick check, at any point with 5 - 30 seconds after you've plugged the cable in,
what does /sys/class/net/<your network device>/carrier say? If it says "0" the
it's a kernel problem since that means the kernel doesn't know its connected.
If it says "1", then its a NetworkManager problem.
Well the first time I looked, it said "invalid configuration" or something to
that effect. I rebooted with the wire plugged in just to see what happened and
it worked. /sys/class/net/<my wired device> switches between 0 and 1.
Now it works regardless of whether I boot with the wire in or not.
So it's working for now, and I can no longer reproduce the problem. If things
change, I'll open a new bug.