Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 805655
Secrets dialog won't accept input
Last modified: 2013-02-13 16:31:38 EST
Created attachment 571808 [details]
Snapshot of the problem dialog box.
Description of problem:
With a wireless connection, I can input the WEP key into the connection|edit dialog just fine. But, when I want to activate the network, it goes to 'waiting for authorization' and I get a KWallet auth prompt. When I input password there I get another dialog box with the Title 'Secrets for <network> KDE Daemon' with a text input, a checkbox for 'show password' and OK & Cancel buttons. However, I cannot input anything using any keyboard (laptop or USB kbd) nor can I copy/paste anything into this dialog. And when I press OK it keeps popping up and only goes away when I hit Cancel. Which keeps my wireless network connection from coming up.
Note: This is NOT a problem on an open network with no authentication.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time on a WEP network. Haven't tried a WPA network as I don't have one nearby.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Input credentials into wireless connection
2. Start connection
3. Dialog pops up and refuses any input
Input key for WEP connection and connection authenticates and opens for use.
This is a brand new install of F16 on a Gateway/Samsung Netbook that has run Windows 7 and Kubuntu Linux for over a year with no trouble. In Kubuntu I never saw that dialog and I connected it to the very same network I'm trying to connect to now.
I'll be glad to offer any additional info you need.
I have a similar problem. WPA as well as WEP networks are affected. However, the following works for me as a workaround:
1. Connect to an unsecured network
2. Connect to the WEP/WPA-secured network
I proceed to connect just fine to the secured network. Looking at /var/log/messages, the failed connection attempt and successful one go mostly the same, except the successful one has the following lines while the failed one does not:
Apr 14 14:56:30 **** NetworkManager: NetworkManager: <info> Config: added 'wep_key0' value '<omitted>'
Apr 14 14:56:30 **** NetworkManager: NetworkManager: <info> Config: added 'wep_tx_keyidx' value '0'
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