Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 477879
'Activate' button greyed out instead of saying why cannot activate
Last modified: 2009-07-14 11:24:17 EDT
Description of problem:
system-config-network greys out the Activate button when it's not available (even if the interface is currently inactive). But that does not explain to the user why the interface couldn't be activated. The button should be clickable and should pop up an informative message.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Deactivate an existing network interface.
2. In system-config-network double-click it, and set 'controlled by NetworkManager' true.
3. Press OK.
The Activate button is now greyed out.
The button should still be pressable, and if there is some reason why it can't be done (e.g. you should use NetworkManager instead), then an error message should appear to the user when the button is pressed.
That would explain what the problem is, whereas greying out the button gives no clue.
It depends, I think it shouldn't be pressable, but I agree there should be some explanation - maybe a button tooltip..
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