Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 606794
saving settings in system-config-network generates empty /etc/modprobe.conf
Last modified: 2010-08-24 05:13:29 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #589593 +++
Description of problem:
If I use system-config-network to change my ethernet connection to NOT be controlled by NetworkManager, then deactivate it, an empty /etc/modprobe.conf file is generated. There shouldn't even be any code referring to this file anymore, AFAIK. This may explain the mysterious empty modprobe.conf files that many people have seen, that cause warnings on boot. The same thing happens on F12.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use s-c-n to edit ethernet connection so it's not controlled by NetworkManager.
2. Use s-c-n to deactivate the ethernet connection.
An empty /etc/modprobe.conf file is generated.
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2010-05-22 16:22:39 EDT ---
Right after installing F13 (AKA RC3) I used s-c-n to edit the ethernet connection to add a DHCP hostname. Upon saving I had an empty /etc/modprobe.conf file. It seems that just about any use of s-c-n to edit network settings triggers this.
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2010-05-27 23:35:32 EDT ---
Simplified procedure for reproducing: start s-c-n, then File/Save. That's it. The file /etc/modprobe.conf is immediately created.
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2010-05-28 10:21:18 EDT ---
But, if you close the applet with the x.
It doesn't create /etc/modprobe.conf
doesn't create it either.
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2010-05-28 16:34:03 EDT ---
Confirmed - if I run s-c-n-tui and immediately select "Save&Quit", it doesn't create the file. Interesting.
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2010-06-11 14:17:09 EDT ---
*** Bug 598764 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2010-06-16 12:28:10 EDT ---
Fixed upstream (commit f6d58b7).
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In latest snap #12 there's only system-config-network-tui, not the GUI part.