Bug 448103 - clock applet misbehaves with "Hotel-type" network access
clock applet misbehaves with "Hotel-type" network access
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Winship
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F10DesktopTarget
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Reported: 2008-05-23 10:10 EDT by Tom London
Modified: 2008-10-22 14:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-10-22 14:51:34 EDT
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Description Tom London 2008-05-23 10:10:30 EDT
Description of problem:
When booting with "hotel type" network access (that is, DHCP provides IP
address, but traffice is blocked until you bring up browser and agree to "rules
of the road"), the clock/weather applet only displays time, not weather.

Even after you click the browser button to agree to the rules and waiting many
minutes, no weather is displayed.

I could not find a menu item nor button that would cause the applet to "resync".

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How reproducible:
Seems every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Boot system in "hotel setting" (i.e., get valid IP address, but traffic is
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Comment 1 John Poelstra 2008-10-15 19:20:22 EDT
This bug has been triaged
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2008-10-17 09:48:27 EDT
after a chat with dan, it seems hard to make NetworkManager handle these situations much better. So for now, the best fix is probably to just make the clock applet try again (more frequently than the regular 30m) if it fails to get initial weather data.
Comment 3 Dan Winship 2008-10-17 15:28:40 EDT
upstream: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=556776
Comment 4 Dan Winship 2008-10-20 11:58:50 EDT
fixed in gnome-panel 2.24.1 which should get pulled into rawhide tonight or tomorrow

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