Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 812072
wicd stopped working with latest kernel version (3.3.1)
Last modified: 2012-04-22 00:15:26 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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)
wicd does not connect to the wireless network and reports wrong password
wicd connects correctly to the network, as it does with 3.1.0 kernel version.
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.
The problem persists with kernel 3.3.1-5.
It's definitely a kernel-package-related bug and not wicd itself.
We'll need to know what wireless hardware/driver you're using. Ath9k?
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
Same problem using Gnome NetworkManager and kernel >= 3.3.1-3. My hw is Realtek RTL8188CE.
(In reply to comment #4)
> Same problem using Gnome NetworkManager and kernel >= 3.3.1-3. My hw is Realtek
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.
kernel-3.3.2-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
kernel-3.3.2-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
* 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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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.
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.