Bug 426917 - Network manager doesn't work with kernel
Summary: Network manager doesn't work with kernel
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 428177 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-12-28 12:34 UTC by esqmo
Modified: 2008-06-28 00:05 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-06-28 00:05:23 UTC

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Description esqmo 2007-12-28 12:34:42 UTC
Description of problem:

Network Manager works fine on but when I change to kernel
version it no longer picks up my wireless connection.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start service NetworkManager
2.Asks for password
3.Picks up connection! (:
4.Restart to kernel
5.Start service NetworkManager
6.No connections other than ethernet ):
Actual results:
No connection

Expected results:
Connection (with password request)

Additional info:

nm-tool output:

NetworkManager Tool

State: connected

- Device: eth0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
  Type:              Wired
  Driver:            r8169
  Active:            no
  HW Address:        00:13:D3:EE:B8:31

    Supported:       yes
    Carrier Detect:  yes
    Speed:           100 Mb/s

  Wired Settings

- Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
  Type:              802.11 Wireless
  Driver:            zd1211rw_mac80211
  Active:            yes
  HW Address:        00:14:7C:A9:5A:33

    Supported:       yes
    Speed:           48 Mb/s

  Wireless Settings
    WEP Encryption:  yes
    WPA Encryption:  yes
    WPA2 Encryption: yes

  Wireless Access Points(* = Current AP)
    *HomeWireless:  Infra, 00:14:7C:B8:C2:08, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s,
Strength 76 WEP

  IP Settings:
    IP Address:
    Subnet Mask:

For a CRUSB10075 3Com USB adpater

Comment 1 Jon Stanley 2008-01-09 20:30:43 UTC
*** Bug 428177 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Jon Stanley 2008-01-09 20:32:32 UTC
This is really caused by the lack of the zd1211rw_mac80211 driver in the kernel,
not by NM

Comment 3 John W. Linville 2008-01-09 20:41:37 UTC
The driver is there, just renamed.  Later (starting with -86.fc8) F8 kernels 
have a module alias that corrects the issue -- it is shame that -85.fc8 got 
pushed and nothing else has been pushed since.

Either remove all references to zd1211rw-mac80211 (possibly replacing them 
with reference to zd1211rw) in /etc/modprobe.conf or simply use a newer kernel 
from koji:


Comment 4 Jon Stanley 2008-01-09 20:53:53 UTC
Thanks John - you're too fast for me :)  I was about ready to research the same
thing since I vaguely recalled something about it :).  Could the reporters
please download and install (rpm -ihv) the kernel in the link above, and report
back here?

Comment 5 Tomi Hautakoski 2008-01-09 21:07:47 UTC
I had no network related stuff in modprobe.conf so I installed the koji kernel
-> it works! From my point of view this case can be closed. Thanks to both of
you for the quick response.

Comment 6 Jon Stanley 2008-01-09 21:15:18 UTC
Alright, I'll leave this open, but change to RELEASE_PENDING so that others can
find this without searching through closed bugs.

Comment 7 Joe Orton 2008-01-17 18:54:38 UTC
Comment 3 seems to imply the driver is still there in -85 but under a different
name; I can't see it.  There is no zd1211rw of any kind; diffing the
modules.usbmap shows the zd1211rw-mac80211 aliases are simply removed; not sure
how any changes to modules.conf would help.

Comment 8 John W. Linville 2008-01-17 19:42:11 UTC
Sorry, my mistake.  You'll have to use a newer kernel.

Comment 9 Jon Stanley 2008-01-17 21:14:00 UTC
You can get a newer kernel here:


if you don't want to wait for the next update

Comment 10 Jon Stanley 2008-06-28 00:05:23 UTC
This was fixed a long time ago and update released. We're now in 2.6.25 land for
F8. Closing.

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