Bug 205926 - knetworkmanager doesn't tell NM about known non-broadcast ESSID networks at first startup
knetworkmanager doesn't tell NM about known non-broadcast ESSID networks at f...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: knetworkmanager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dennis Gilmore
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 208651
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Reported: 2006-09-10 07:01 EDT by Stefan Becker
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-28 19:44:04 EDT
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Description Stefan Becker 2006-09-10 07:01:10 EDT
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

Actual results:
Only networks with broadcast ESSID show up in the wireless networks list.

Expected results:
Also non-broadcast ESSID networks known to knetworkmanager should show up in the

Additional info:
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.
Comment 1 Stefan Becker 2006-09-11 05:53:13 EDT
Added KDE bug tracking system ID
Comment 2 Dennis Gilmore 2006-11-14 22:23:50 EST
can you see if this is fixed in the latest build please? 
Comment 3 Stefan Becker 2006-11-17 13:09:52 EST
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.
Comment 4 Stefan Becker 2006-11-17 13:25:22 EST
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.
Comment 5 Stefan Becker 2007-04-28 19:44:04 EDT
Retested with F7test4. Works fine now:


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