Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 453293
Pidgin prompting for unsaved passwords after NetworkManager reconnects
Last modified: 2009-01-13 09:34:35 EST
Since recently upgrading to Fedora 9 and with all current updates, including
pidgin-2.4.2-1.fc9.x86_64 - pidgin always asks for unsaved passwords for all
protocols after a resume. It did not used to do that in Fedora 8, where it would
reconnect without prompting for passwords again after a suspend / resume cycle.
Any ideas about this issue?
The one possibly relevant configuration change I can think of is that I am now
using NetworkManager-0.7.0-0.9.4.svn3675.fc9.x86_64 to manage my network
connections whereas before I was using the old style network service provided by
initscripts. This is probably not the source of this change in behavior, but I
am not sure.
Thanks for your help!
After a bit more experience with this issue, I am fairly sure this is a result of moving to NetworkManager. Whenever I disable networking via the applet and reenable shortly afterwards, pidgin apparently forgets all of my entered passwords and reprompts for all of them. Suspending and resuming is just one of the times that NetworkManager causes this problem.
Other applications in which I don't have the password saved in any serialized state don't have this issue. Hopefully this helps point towards the right bit of code.
A shot in the dark here, but this may be the same resolution as another NetworkManager issue I was running into recently - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=456743#c1
This was fixed in Pidgin 2.5.3