Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 223839
NetworkManager fails to save WEP key in keyring, prompts every time
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:53 EST
Every time I connect to the wireless network, I'm prompted for my WEP key, and
them prompted for the keyring password to save it. It appears that
NetworkManager is having trouble saving it in the keyring. ~/.xession-errors
contains the following lines:
** (nm-applet:2402): CRITICAL **: nm_gconf_wso_set_key: assertion `key != NULL'
** (nm-applet:2402): WARNING **: <WARN> nmi_save_network_info(): Error saving
secret for wireless network 'rh-wireless' in keyring: 5
[root@zebes ~]# rpm -q NetworkManager
[root@zebes ~]# gconftool-2 -R /system/networking
bssids = [00:12:80:14:F9:70]
wep_auth_algorithm = 1
essid = rh-wireless
timestamp = 1169072960
we_cipher = 16
Possibly a permissiosn error with the keyring?
rm -r $HOME/.gnome2/keyrings
See if the above helps...
I removed the keyrings/ dir and tried to reconnect to the network. It happily
prompted for the key, asked for a password and created default.keyring, then
spat out the same two error messages and continues to prompt for the key
whenever I reconnect.
Reporter, do you have by chance two network cards? I wonder if this isn't
DUPLICATE of bug 224022. Chris?
I doubt they are related. Will, can you start with a fresh boot and attach (as
a file) the output of:
sudo grep NetworkManager /var/log/messages
Created attachment 146933 [details]
Network manager logging info
I do have multiple NICs - one wired, one wireless. I suspect this is a pretty
This log is from a freshly-booted, just-reinstalled system. Timeline is as
11:55 - boot (ipw2200 firmware was installed on system before reboot)
12:07 - connected to wireless network, told networkmanager to save key
12:30 - connected to wired network
12:31 - disconnected from wired network, was prompted for key to connect to
To clarify (now that I've actually read bug 224022): I only have one wireless
NIC, so this isn't related to that bug.
Works in current rawhide.