Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 604127
knetworkmanager Manage Connections screen is empty
Last modified: 2010-06-18 13:43:03 EDT
Description of problem:
"Manage Connections" screen is empty. Thus, unable to edit available connections.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to KDE
2. Open knetworkmanager "Manage Connections" screen from systray
3. Observe empty list
Empty (wired) connection list.
List available network interfaces
Why would I click "Add"? I'm not adding a new one. I simply want to edit an existing one. nm-app, system-config-network each list the available interfaces whereas knetworkmanager does not.
Maybe you could explain the actual problem.
The *wired* tab is always empty. If you have a cable in your box, it gets automatically connected with it trough boot time.
What needs to be edited there?
I think the reporter's expectation is to see an entry appear automatically when a wired interface is present (to match what nm-applet does). knm currently doesn't do that, since it currently distinguishes between automatic connections and 'managed' (aka customized) ones.
(Not that knm is particularly good at doing 'managed' connections, but that's a separate topic).
anyway, If I'm correct about this, I'm not sure there's much constructive point to keeping this wishlist/rfe open in rh bugzilla (as we likely won't be the ones implementing it).
Rex has it right. The user's expectation is to be able to 'manage' (as its name implies) any existing connections as well as the ability to add new ones, as nm-applet does. As an example, what if a user wants to disable (not remove) eth0 altogether and enable wlan0??
I see. Well, i'm with Rex here. We will not be the ones implementing this feature.
If you want this feature implemented file a RFE with upstreams bugtracker. http://bugs.kde.org
I will close this bug as 'notabug', though, thank you for helping to make KDE/Fedora better!
In the meantime, if you find knetworkmanager doesn't suit your needs, you can still use nm-applet if you wish,