Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 450702
After update to NetworkManager 0.6.6-2, WiFi no longer works
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:37 EDT
Description of problem:
I did a "yum update" last night and got NetworkManager 0.6.6-2 on my Fedora 7
laptop. After rebooting, The laptop won't connect to WiFi networks. The
NetworkManager icon spins for a moment and then shows the red/white X icon. If I
click the NetworkManager icon, it does list the available networks but it won't
connect to any of them. If I turn off NetworkManager and manually configure
networking from command line it still works.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update Fedora 7 to NetworkManager 0.6.6-2
3. Enjoy being offline
Laptop can no longer connect to any WiFi network
Laptop should connect to WiFi normally
All previous version of NetworkManager worked fine on this Dell Inspiron 8600
laptop with Intel wifi card. Appears to be a new bug in NetworkManager or
something that broke in the latest RPM file. I'd revert but I'm not sure how to
tell yum I want to downgrade to the last version of NetworkManager...
After experimenting a little more, I've noticed that if I leave the mouse
pointer parked over the NetworkManager icon so I can see the status messages,
the last one shown is "Waiting for Network Key for the wireless network '(null)'..."
Assuming this messages is accurate, maybe something broke NetworkManagers
ability to retrieve the login info from the keyring program? I am still prompted
to unlock the keyring when the laptop boots and other programs that use the
keyring continue to work fine. No passwords or logins have been changed either
on my laptop or the WiFi network.
I can confirm this problem.
Reverting back to NetworkManager-0.6.6-1.fc7.i386.rpm solves it.
Problem occurs both with an ath5k and prism54 softmac pccard NIC, which both
work with NetworkManager-0.6.6-1.fc7.i386.rpm.
I confirm the bug.
Not only wireless networking has problems but wired network works strange. When
I've restarted computer and log in Gnome, nm-applet icon shows that no
connection available although everything is working. Restarting network manager
creates infinitely spinning two green points in applet (creating connection as I
Created attachment 309197 [details]
excerpt 1 from /var/log/messages
This is what I get when I start my laptop, which attempts to connect to my WLAN
Created attachment 309198 [details]
excerpt 2 from /var/log/messages
These are the log messages when I 'enable wirelss' from the NM panel icon and
attempt to connect to the WLAN connection.
Subsequently, the connection is never made, instead the two green dots stay
lighted and the connection graphic continues animating uselessly for quite some
time until manually stopped.
Comment on attachment 309197 [details]
excerpt 1 from /var/log/messages
The messages when my laptop starts up. No connection is attempted, and the 'no
connection' icon is displayed
If people could test out
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=660749 ASAP and tell me if it
works for them I'll push that to F7 updates. It reverts to the sources used in
NetworkManager-0.6.6-3.fc7 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 7
Just got hit with this tonight. The new packages on koji fixed the problem.
NetworkManager-0.6.6-3.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Thanks a bunch, Dan!
Your 0.6.6-3.fc7 rpms work fine for me too. :)
The new version fixed it for me too. Thanks!
Yep, fixed it for me too. THX.