Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 859741
WEP key type not saved by NetworkManager when using ifcfg-rh plugin, causing KDE NM to disable password input field
Last modified: 2013-07-31 19:39:00 EDT
Description of problem:
When a WEP connection is lost (for example AP is lost or power outage or even wrong password), NetworkManager asks for password and KDE network manager applet in turn asks the user for password. The password input field is disabled. Debugged and found that (with Lamarque Souza and Ilia Kats, the KDE NM developers) this is due to an empty input validator being set because NetworkManager doesn't hand over the WEP Key Type (ASCII/Passphrase) when using ifcfg-rh plugin. But when a keyfile backend is used, the "wep-key-type" is stored and hence KDE NM is able to get this value through D-BUS call and everything works as expected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
0.9.4.0-9.git20120521 (still present as of this version, but the issue was present for a long time)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ensure to use ifcfg-rh plugin backend (default in Fedora)
2. On KDE NM applet, input a wrong password for a WEP connection when connecting for first time
3. NM attempts to connect, fails due to incorrect password and asks user for the password again
Password input field is disabled
Password input field should be editable
Verified that "wep-key-type" is not present in the D-BUS call "dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.NetworkManager /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Settings/4 org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.Settings.Connection.GetSettings" for the relevant connection.
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