Bug 812072 - wicd stopped working with latest kernel version (3.3.1)
wicd stopped working with latest kernel version (3.3.1)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: John W. Linville
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-04-12 13:10 EDT by Juan
Modified: 2012-04-22 00:15 EDT (History)
7 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: kernel-3.3.2-1.fc17
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Last Closed: 2012-04-18 15:30:20 EDT
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Description Juan 2012-04-12 13:10:41 EDT
Description of problem:
I have installed the LXDE Fedora 16 spin on an Asus Eee PC 1011PX netbook (Atom dual core with 2Gb RAM).
I'm using wicd instead of Gnome NetworkManager.
I always keep my packages updated to te last stable version from Fedora repositories.
Since I updated the kernel to the last version (3.3.1) wicd stopped working. It detects my wireless network (WPA2-PSK), but stays for quite long validating password to finally report wrong password error. The password is fine. It hasn't changed, and if I boot with the previous (3.1.0) kernel version, it connects quickly and with no problem.

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How reproducible:
With LXDE spin and wicd isntead of network manager, upgrade to kernel version 3.3.1 and try to connect to your otherwise working WIFI connection.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the LXDE Fedora 16 spin 64 bits.
2. Replace Gnome NetworkManager for wicd and install wicd applet.
3. Check whether wicd connects correctly to your WPA2-PSK WIFIg network.
4. Upgrade all packages (including kernel 3.3.1-3 and wicd-1.7.0-12
5. Reboot with 3.3.1-3 kernel version.
6. Try to connect to your wireless network (or just wait indefinitely for wicd to connect to it if it's enabled by default)
Actual results:
wicd does not connect to the wireless network and reports wrong password

Expected results:
wicd connects correctly to the network, as it does with 3.1.0 kernel version.

Additional info:

I introduce the WPA2-PSK password with the "passphrase" option in wicd. It does not work with any kernel version if I use the "pre-shared secret" option, even though my router configuration calls it pre-shared secret.

My router is a Comtrend CT-5361 ADSL2+ wired and wireless router.
Comment 1 Juan 2012-04-13 21:57:15 EDT
The problem persists with kernel 3.3.1-5.
It's definitely a kernel-package-related bug and not wicd itself.
Comment 2 Josh Boyer 2012-04-14 09:44:59 EDT
We'll need to know what wireless hardware/driver you're using.  Ath9k?
Comment 3 Juan 2012-04-14 19:03:05 EDT
Exactly. From lspci -v under kernel 3.3.0-8 (sorry, 3.1.0 was a mistake).

02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
	Subsystem: AzureWave Device 1089
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
	Memory at fbff0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: ath9k
	Kernel modules: ath9k
Comment 4 perutka.ondrej 2012-04-16 08:38:46 EDT
Same problem using Gnome NetworkManager and kernel >= 3.3.1-3. My hw is Realtek RTL8188CE.
Comment 5 Josh Boyer 2012-04-16 15:03:38 EDT
(In reply to comment #4)
> Same problem using Gnome NetworkManager and kernel >= 3.3.1-3. My hw is Realtek
> RTL8188CE.

Please open a new bug for the RTL8188CE issue.  In the new bug, attach the dmesg from working and non-working kernels.

The ath9k issue should be fixed with 3.3.2.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-04-16 15:07:18 EDT
kernel-3.3.2-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2012-04-16 15:10:41 EDT
kernel-3.3.2-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2012-04-16 17:57:14 EDT
Package kernel-3.3.2-1.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing kernel-3.3.2-1.fc17'
as soon as you are able to, then reboot.
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Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2012-04-18 15:30:20 EDT
kernel-3.3.2-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2012-04-22 00:15:26 EDT
kernel-3.3.2-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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