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Bug 254009 - NM-Applet (Network Manager Applet) refuses to make a (wireless) connection.
NM-Applet (Network Manager Applet) refuses to make a (wireless) connection.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-08-23 12:16 EDT by Mark
Modified: 2008-08-02 19:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-18 16:46:31 EDT
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Description Mark 2007-08-23 12:16:05 EDT
Description of problem:
nm-applet is not making a (wireless) connection.

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

How reproducible:
Install rawhide and try to connect to a wireless access point

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F8 rawhide
2. Try to connect to wireless access point
Actual results:
You either get a error message in the console (if you opened nm-applet though
the console or nm-applet will just quit

Expected results:
Connect to the wireless access point

Additional info:
First of all i find it strange that the nm-applet isn't started.. not in F7, F8
test 1 and rawhide.

I also wonder why NetworkManager itself isn't started at default. Fedora starts
so many things at default but not one of the most importand ones..

The error i get when i open nm-applet in the console as a user (no root or su):
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "gnomebreakpad": libgnomebreakpad.so: cannot
open shared object file: No such file or directory

To bypass this bug you can install knetworkmanager and make a connection with
that program. that works fine.

Good luck.
Comment 1 Christopher Aillon 2007-08-23 14:36:22 EDT
nm-applet is started.  But the applet is hidden if the service is not started by
Comment 2 Mark 2007-08-23 16:54:44 EDT
The service is started with me and nm-applet is shown but not under a users
account.. only under the root account.
Comment 3 Will Woods 2007-10-19 17:21:11 EDT
nm-applet is started by default, but it's hidden unless NetworkManager is running.

NetworkManager is not yet enabled by default - this is planned for a future
Fedora release. You can still enable it easily.

The "gnomebreakpad" message is an unrelated bug that's fixed now.

Does NetworkManager/nm-applet work for you now?
Comment 4 Will Woods 2008-03-18 16:46:31 EDT
No response from reporter after several months. NM in F8 works well enough for me. Closing.

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