Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444816
Lots of "auto" entries in wireless submenu
Last modified: 2008-04-30 16:40:08 EDT
This latest version of NetworkManager (NetworkManager-0.7.0-0.6.7.svn3370.fc8)
that went out today changed the appearance of the popup menu. Under wireless
networks I see a list of the networks in my area. Next to my specific network
(daryllnet) there is a submenu. That submenu has a huge list of entries that all
say "auto daryllnet".
I have always had somewhat odd behavior with NetworkManager. Sometimes I have to
kill it and restart it to get it to see and connect to my networks. I had to do
that today with the newest NetworkManager release. Sometimes I found that if the
network was displayed selecting it multiple times would get it to connect. Some
times I found that killing and restarting it didn't fix the problem but saying
"connect to other wireless network" and filling in the values for my network
would get it to connect when daryllnet wasn't showing up in the menu. My
suspicion is that every time I told it to connect to another network it made
another one of those submenu entries.
I'd like to clean up the entries in the submenu, but I can't find where they're
stored. I'd like to have the connections be more reliable. That may already be
true with the new kernel and new NetworkManager, but I can't tell until I run it
These entries were due to a bug in the NM applet before multiple connection
support landed. You're completely right, the applet was not correctly finding
and matching existing saved networks when you picked "Connect to other...".
You can remove the ones you don't need by right-clicking on the NM applet and
choosing "Edit connections...", or you can run /usr/bin/nm-connection-editor and
delete the ones you do not need. Let me know if that works for you!
I went through all of them and deleted them until I was down to one. That fixed
I'm not sure if this is "Fixed" or "NotABug" so I'll let you close it.
All the bugs that caused the behavior have been fixes, so Fixed it is. Thanks!