Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85652
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:05 EDT
Description of Problem:
redhat-config-network crashes when trying to activate a profile.
Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Make sure there are profiles available for switching between (at least Common
+ one more). I.e. if no profiles other than Common exist, create one more
profile (and restart network as required) prior to step 2.
2. Start redhat-config-network
3. In the "Active profile" dropdown list, choose another profile than the one
4. Click "Activate"
5. Watch warnings like "Cannot deactivate network device eth0_steves_place"
6. Crash information is showed (Exception occured)
Dialog with crash information is displayed
Successful activation of a network profile
How often does this happen?
Clicking "Debug" in the Exception occured dialog hangs the application.
Created attachment 90476 [details]
Crash trace as output in Exception occured dialog
Marked it as high priority
are you starting it as non-root?
Running as non-root: Yes.
Comment: As you (as root) are able to let other users than root
activate/inactivate various interfaces ("Allow all users to activate/inactivate
this device"), activating a profile that includes such interfaces should also
work, shouldn't it? (It shouldn't crash, at least)
Or should there be an "Allow all users to activate/inactivate this profile"
option for profiles, as well?
in the final version it will/should not crash.
BUT, profile switching is not (yet) possible by normal users. So, if your device
is not part of the active profile, you cannot activate it.