Bug 442257 - Network partially started?
Network partially started?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-13 10:25 EDT by Anne
Modified: 2009-02-20 11:02 EST (History)
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Description Anne 2008-04-13 10:25:04 EDT
Description of problem:
Since Friday's update (11th Apr.) at bootup the network icon on the tray shows
no connection.  ifconfig returns all that's expected.  ping says 'Network is
unreachable.  'network-service-restart' shuts down, and bringing up eth0 causes
a longish delay, but after that everything works.  The icon still says 'no
network connection'

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Actual results:
No network activity possible without restarting the network.

Expected results:
Network active from bootup.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Anne 2008-04-14 11:26:58 EDT
The pause appears to be around 6 seconds.  

I should have added that the network uses static IP.
Comment 2 Dan Williams 2008-04-14 12:03:04 EDT
What items are in the left-click dropdown menu of the NM applet?

What's the output of /usr/bin/nm-tool?
Comment 3 Anne 2008-04-16 11:15:58 EDT
NM applet -
Enable Networking (checked)
Edit Connections (everything greyed out)


NetworkManager Tool

State: disconnected

- Device: eth0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
  Type:              Wired
  Driver:            8139too
  State:             disconnected
  HW Address:        00:00:00:00:00:00

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

  Wired Settings

The connection keeps dropping out, although it is active at the moment.
Comment 4 Anne 2008-04-24 12:12:55 EDT
On starting the box this morning I discovered that it automatically connected. 
This is the first time since the 11th.  Maybe something changed in yesterday's

It will take a little time before I know whether it's totally stable, but it
seems to have only dropped out once in the last couple of hours, a definite
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 05:22:40 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 6 Anne 2008-05-21 10:53:14 EDT
Cabled connections appear to work normally now.
Comment 7 John J. McDonough 2008-06-17 09:04:03 EDT
Possibly related -- I noticed that on FC8 as well as FC9, when a static IP is 
specified during install, some network config is static, and some is DHCP even 
though static is specified.  Network does work (sort of) on reboot without 
restarting network if DHCP server is configured to deliver same information as 
specified for static IP.
Comment 8 Anne 2008-06-17 11:42:18 EDT
I confirm that I did set the network to static during install.
Comment 9 Dan Williams 2009-02-20 09:52:58 EST
Is this still an issue with latest NM and kernel updates?
Comment 10 Anne 2009-02-20 10:35:34 EST
I think it's safe to say that this is now fixed, thanks
Comment 11 Dan Williams 2009-02-20 11:02:04 EST
Ok, thanks!

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