Bug 868378 - "Failed to add/activate connection" for PCMCIA / pccard
"Failed to add/activate connection" for PCMCIA / pccard
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-10-19 12:29 EDT by Mads Kiilerich
Modified: 2013-07-31 19:40 EDT (History)
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2012-10-31 09:53 EDT, Mads Kiilerich
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Description Mads Kiilerich 2012-10-19 12:29:12 EDT
On a f17 system Mobile Broadband with USB "Option" modem works fine.

But with PCMCIA Sierra Wireless AirCard 850 I get the following error when activating it:

** (nm-applet:1441): WARNING **: Failed to add/activate connection: (1) Creating object for path '/org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/6' failed in libnm-glib.

** (nm-applet:1441): WARNING **: async_got_type: could not read properties for /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/6: Method "Get" with signature "ss" on interface "org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" doesn't exist

No message pops up the first time, but second time I try the first WARNING pops up in a message box.

The same errors are reported in bug 852792#c12 - could there be something that should backported? Or do both occurrences just have in common that some other problems reveals a third unresolved problem?

# pccardctl ident
Socket 0:
  product info: "Sierra Wireless", "AC850", "3G Network Adapter", "R1"
  manfid: 0x0192, 0x0710
  function: 2 (serial)

[ 3215.088100] pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket0: pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot 0
[ 3215.088359] pcmcia 0.0: pcmcia: registering new device pcmcia0.0 (IRQ: 19)
[ 3215.102853] pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket0: Using replacement CIS
[ 3215.102893] serial_cs 0.0: trying to set up [0x0192:0x0710] (pfc: 0, multi: 1, quirk:   (null))
[ 3215.164240] 0.0: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 19) is a 16550A

Comment 1 Mads Kiilerich 2012-10-30 12:34:23 EDT
See also Bug 868407 - udev 30s timeout and worker killing with pcmcia gsm card
Comment 2 Jirka Klimes 2012-10-31 05:43:32 EDT
Would you grab /var/log/messages file for us to see if NM/MM sees the card?
Comment 3 Mads Kiilerich 2012-10-31 09:53:46 EDT
Created attachment 636142 [details]
annotated /var/log/messages

I could choose 'New Mobile Broadband (GSM) Connection' even though the broadband wasn't "enabled" because the SIM was broken (Bug 871815 ). That might be OK, but I notice that the first page in the wizard didn't show any modem ... but I could continue anyway. The log shows a lot of failed assertions.

Please see inline comments.

Trying to grok this I also filed:
Bug 871809 - broadband connection with pcmcia AirCard 850 doesn't work
Bug 871815 - Mobile Broadband with bad/missing SIM card gives no indication what the problem could be
- which seems to be different problems.
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