Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 478670
wireless connection through Network Manager impossible due to login keyring receiving the wrong network key
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:33:56 EST
Description of problem:
I had been haivng problems connecting my laptop to my home wireless network ever since some update in Fedora 9. The problem persisted also in Fedora 10, and I even reported this problem thinking it was related to NetworkManager, WPA-Supplicant, the Kernel or the like components. To my surprise, an account home directory of my girlfriend had been "sleeping" on the HDD since the late days of Fedora 8 on this machine. For some reason or another, I reactivated her account (created it under F10, using the already existing /home/$USER directory) which "inherited" her keyrings and NetworkManager behavior. To our surprise, the wireless worked!, however on my account (recreated several times removing the directory and creating it again, not without backups) the connection problems persisted. And what was more strange still was the fact that for some reason when trying to connect through the NM dialog in my account, two things happened: 1) there are some messages in dmesg stating that the connection was established but dropped by choice (reason 3, for whatever that means) and then when the key prompt comes up again, the key would be different. By using gnome-keyring-manager I was able to see that the login.keyring had the "distorted" version of the key for the network, i.e, the one presented when it's changed after failing a connection attempt. So there seems to be a problem in the way either gnome-keyring writes the key or how NetworkManager stores the key in the login.keyring. I'm still puzzled by the dmesg messages, though. And why did my girl friend account with the F8 behavior actually worked is beyond me... Right now I have to do a rather byzantine routine to have wireless connectivity on my account: login first with my GF's account, enter the keyring password for the connection, then login with my account through the fast-user-switch, and I have wireless connectivity. Out of despair I'm attaching this bug report the gnome-keyring component rather than NM, or the other components that have to do with the actual wireless backend.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
It seems that the change in the network key is always consistent, and that this key is written in turn to the keyring.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an account.
2. Try to connect to a secured wireless network (WEP/WPA/etc)
3. See the key is changed, and the key is apparently written to the keyring
Can't establish a network connection with an account created within Fedora 10
To be able to connect to secured wireless networks.
If it has anything to do with this problem, the hardware in question is an USB dongle embedded inside my Toshiba Laptop, a Realtek 8187B chipset. F10 is up to date with all the latest updates available.
Did you try removing the key in seahorse?
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