Created attachment 415570 [details]
This patch is in two parts.
1) Use NL_CB_DEFAULT, instead of NL_CB_VERBOSE. NL_CB_VERBOSE breaks nl_get_errno, which therefore breaks the no_firmware propagation. (This may be a libnl bug.)
2) If we get no firmware, mark the device as FAILED.
libnl issue filed at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=594585.
modified patch pushed to master; I don't want to take it for 0.8.1 at this point since we're in release lockdown but it'll show up at some point in F13.
The applet now says "device not ready (firmware missing)" when the firmware is found to be missing.
Long since fixed in updates.