Bug 437756 - long pause after wlan card inserted; enable does not work first time. [NEEDINFO]
long pause after wlan card inserted; enable does not work first time.
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: 2008-03-17 05:19 EDT by Greg
Modified: 2009-01-09 01:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 01:12:15 EST
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Description Greg 2008-03-17 05:19:03 EDT
Description of problem:
NetworkManager seems to wait unduly long before allowing the user to enable
Wireless, and when the option is made available, it does not work the first time.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. These steps begin with a working and active wlan connection.
2. Right click on KDE network manager applet to disable wireless
3. Remove wireless card from laptop
4. Re-insert wireless card into laptop
Actual results:
It takes about a minute for the "Enable Wireless" option to appear on the popup
menu on the KDE nm applet icon on the taskbar.
Once it does appear, user must enable wireless, then disable, then enable again
before NetworkManager begins reconnecting to the network.

Expected results:
Option should appear immediately (via dbus notification?)
Option should work the first time

Additional info:
Atheros AR5212 based card.  Problem occurs whether ath5k or madwifi is used.
Comment 1 Dan Williams 2008-03-17 16:28:57 EDT
Can you get some logs from /var/log/messages?  I've seen this at various times,
sometimes it takes a long time for HAL (possibly due to driver/udev delays) to
actually emit the event.
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