Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 611585
Working Wireless Fails When Managed by NM
Last modified: 2010-07-09 12:09:48 EDT
This device works perfectly when not managed by NM. I entered the same information into the NM connection manager and checked "managed by NetworkManager in the standard network configuration application.
Wireless mod = wl (Broadcom)
Bringing up interface eth1:
** (process:3083): WARNING **: replace_settings: error updating user connection /org/freedesktop/NetworkManagerSettings/1 settings: (1) mac-address
Error: Connection activation failed: Device not managed by NetworkManager
"Enable Wireless" is grayed out in tray applet.
iwlist scanning works. I have tried DHCP and fixed IP with the similar results. DHCP fails with a Set error.
NAME="System linksys_SES_27284 (eth1)"
*** Bug 611905 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Could you provide the following info?
1) output of 'nm-tool'
2) /var/log/messages log
3) rpm -qv NetworkManager
rpm -qv NetworkManager-gnome
4) output of
dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest='org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerUserSettings' '/org/freedesktop/NetworkManagerSettings/1' org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerSettings.Connection.GetSettings
5) How do you try to activate your connection?
Created attachment 430403 [details]
Requested information in attachment.
"5) How do you try to activate your connection?"
Unplugging eth0 cable worked in the past. Did I misunderstand the q?
(In reply to comment #3)
Jul 8 10:49:41 dch NetworkManager: <info> found WiFi radio killswitch rfkill0 (at /sys/devices/platform/dell-laptop/rfkill/rfkill0) (driver dell-laptop)
Jul 8 10:49:41 dch NetworkManager: <info> WiFi disabled by radio killswitch; disabled by state file
WiFi is disabled by killswitch. Please check, that you didn't switch it off.
What killswitch type do you have? (what Dell notebook model is that).
Check killswitch state with:
$ rfkill list
Most probably, it's an issue with platform driver for the killswitch.
Try remove the driver:
# rmmod dell_laptop
** (process:8559): WARNING **: <WARN> get_one_connection(): error: invalid connection: 'NMSettingWireless' / 'mac-address' invalid: 1
Second issue (not causing the problem) is that in your user connection, the MAC address is not valid. I don't know how that could have become malformed. Did you edit it manually in gconf files?
Anyway, you should be able to correct the address via nm-connection-editor in "Wireless" tab.
(In reply to comment #4)
> Requested information in attachment.
> "5) How do you try to activate your connection?"
> Unplugging eth0 cable worked in the past. Did I misunderstand the q?
Never mind. Just wanted to know whether you activate the wireless connection by clicking an entry in nm-applet or some other way.
But now it is clear that the problem is related to the killswitch.
I blacklisted dell_laptop and everything works perfectly. Why this worked as a stand-alone and not with NM will remain one of life's mysteries along with where those odd socks disappear to.
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!