Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 991219
Login Banner kills Status change in Gnome Chat and Empathy
Last modified: 2015-02-17 11:30:40 EST
Description of problem:
After establishing a connection to a site with a login Banner, Gnome Status for Empathy is greyed out and even in Empathy you cant switch your status.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Establish a vpnc to a site with a login Banner.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. connect to vpn site via NM-vpnc
2. try to change your status in Gnome Shell
3. try to change your status in Empathy
In Gnome Shell the posibility to change your status is greyed out
In Empathy the drop Down with statuses is deactivated.
If Gnome Shell enables the Screensaver status is switched to away and you never can get it back.
Switing of NM-vpnc connection everything is working as expected
Dont do this :) Instead of disabling status for Chat CLients it should display the Banner.
Created attachment 781778 [details]
Created attachment 781779 [details]
I don't use GnomeShell. But on a quick test I don't see problems. If you still experience some issues, could you get output of these commands:
$ nmcli c s a
$ nmcli device
$ nmcli gen
Anyway, re-assigning to gnome shell.
I hate bouncing bugs around like this, but seeing how both gnome-shell and empathy are affected, it's unlikely to be a gnome-shell issue - reassigning to telepathy for now, though the problem could be in glib's network monitor and friends as well ...
Nice to see that finaly somone trys to resolve this.
This Bug was filed 2013-08-01.
Fedora is using a different Version of Gnome, Empathy is not integrated into Gnome the way it was and RHEL7 which bases on F19 doesnt have support for VPNC at all.
I moved on to a different OS so i can't say if this still exists.
If i remember correctly the Bug was gone after a few updates on F19.
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