Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 205926
knetworkmanager doesn't tell NM about known non-broadcast ESSID networks at first startup
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:42 EST
Description of problem:
I'm using a PCMCIA WLAN card. If the card is not present when knetworkmanager
starts up the first time after a boot it doesn't tell the NetworkManager to look
out for networks with non-broadcast ESSID.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
NOTE: I had to patch the /usr/sbin/NetworkManager binary so that it doesn't
request the madwifi driver, otherwise NM doesn't work with the latest madwifi
driver anymore. See also bug #195411.
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup an association to a network with non-broadcast ESSID (ie. a hidden
cell) in knetworkmanager
2. Remove the PCMCIA WLAN card and reboot the machine
3. After KDE session has started knetworkmanager insert the PCMCIA WLAN card again
Only networks with broadcast ESSID show up in the wireless networks list.
Also non-broadcast ESSID networks known to knetworkmanager should show up in the
Once you restart knetworkmanager or NetworkManager the non-broadcast ESSID
networks show up in the list. If you insert the PCMCIA WLAN card after boot but
before you login to KDE it also works OK.
Added KDE bug tracking system ID
can you see if this is fixed in the latest build please?
Because of bug #208651 my PCMCIA WLAN card is no longer used by NetworkManager
and therefore I'm currently unable to re-test this bug.
If I use "service NetworkManager restart" the card gets recognized and
non-broadcast ESSID networks are shown. So it could be that the bug is fixed.
I'll only close this after automatic recognition of the PCMCIA WLAN card has
been fixed, ie. I can re-test this without restarting NetworkManager.
Retested with F7test4. Works fine now: