Bug 637847 - NetworkManager fails to work on XFCE4
Summary: NetworkManager fails to work on XFCE4
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager
Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-09-27 15:26 UTC by Horst H. von Brand
Modified: 2013-01-13 14:09 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-09-27 21:48:40 UTC

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Description Horst H. von Brand 2010-09-27 15:26:55 UTC
Description of problem:
I switched to XFCE4 when Gnome went south, and had no network:

- nm-applet shows the "enable..." buttons greyed out
- Only DHCP configuration of eth0 works, the (default, static) configuration for it doesn't work
- Running "iwconfig wlan0 essid <something>" says in /var/log/messages that the configuration was OK, but running it again shows no configuration took place
- Futzing around with iw is the same (only more confusing)

I'm running systemd

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start XFCE4 session
Actual results:
NetworkManager does nothing

Expected results:
Working network

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Spahn 2010-09-27 16:15:25 UTC
Reporter, could you please describe us what you have done to get to this point, and how we can reproduce this issue here? Is there anything special about your system, network, configuration which we need to replicate here in order to reproduce your problem please?


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Comment 2 Horst H. von Brand 2010-09-27 21:20:34 UTC
I used switchdesk (text) to go to XFCE4, and configured:


This because Gnome (at least GDM) was thoroughly broken.

I had used XFCE4 on and off before in rawhide in this machine.

My network configuration (via NetworkManager) is just a wired connection with static parameters (IPv4 address, default router, fixed nameserver), I occasionally use "Auto eth0" (wired network at home or elsewhere with DHCP). A bunch of WiFi networks I've configured over time moving around, the WiFi network (no security) at home and here at work. Plus one VPN (connected to a Cisco router).

The wired connection "Auto eth0" (not the static configuration!) usually works, and once after getting that going WiFi "magically" worked too, but that was just once (and I played around restarting all services I thought might have some bearing: dbus, avahi, NetworkManager), but couldn't get it to work again later.

Comment 3 Michael Spahn 2010-09-27 21:48:40 UTC

first, thank you for your efforts.

I think this isn't a bug of NetworkManager itself, but maybe you are missing packages or something like that.

At the moment I would say, there went something terrible wrong with the time.

I suggest you to ask in fedoraforum.org or one of the Fedora support IRC channels.

Hope you can fix it. :-)

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Comment 4 Michael Spahn 2010-09-27 21:49:44 UTC

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