Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 716446
new wireless connections stuck "setting network address", often crashes Plasma
Last modified: 2011-06-30 14:58:54 EDT
Seems updating to NetworkManager-0.8.9997-4.git20110620.fc15 introduces a small regression when used with kde-plasma-networkmanagement-0.9-0.47.20110323.fc15.1 in that new wireless connections seem get stuck doing "setting network address" and never completes.
However, after a session restart (logout/login), the wireless interface then works.
Also tested newer,
which works well, and does not exhibit this behavior.
kde-plasma-networkmanagement-0.9-0.53.20110616git.nm09.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
Unfortunately, a session restart is reported not to always help, and consequences of the bug can go as far as plasma-desktop crashing outright.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing kde-plasma-networkmanagement-0.9-0.53.20110616git.nm09.fc15'
as soon as you are able to.
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The update does allow me to connect, but it won't connect automatically anymore. I have to click on the icon, then the name of the network I want to connect to. Not that big a deal, but it's a regression.
I'm also having trouble with autoconnect with
kde-plasma-networkmanagement-0.9-0.53.20110616git.nm09.fc15, I guess we need to file an upstream bug for that too. (I already filed https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=276485 and https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=276486 for WPA-EAP secrets trouble.)
*** Bug 717188 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I, too, experienced this bug and confirm that kde-plasma-networkmanagement-0.9-0.53.20110616git.nm09.fc15 fixes it.
(In reply to comment #4)
> The update does allow me to connect, but it won't connect automatically
> anymore. I have to click on the icon, then the name of the network I want to
> connect to. Not that big a deal, but it's a regression.
Amazingly enough, I have just the opposite experience.
I regularly use one of three available wifi networks, which I had set up by hand (due to keys &c) and configured not to connect automatically (since connection speeds among the networks vary in unpredictable ways across time).
Since upgrading kde-plasma-networkmanagement, I now have "Auto <SSID>" Connections that appeared out of nowhere and NM somehow chooses among and automatically connects to w/o my intervention!
*** Bug 717964 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
kde-plasma-networkmanagement-0.9-0.53.20110616git.nm09.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.