On 9/26/18 4:34 PM, Stephen Morris wrote:
On 14/9/18 12:29 am, Ed Greshko wrote:
> On 9/13/18 7:39 PM, Stephen Morris wrote:
>> After the last system update in F28 Network Manager is not retaining the wifi
>> password entered into its security tab. When I enter the password and select
>> then 'OK' to exit network manager, when I get back in the password is
>> anyone else seeing this issue or have any tips on how to rectify this issue?
> Can we assume you're using GNOME?
> If so, when you have the security tab open there is what looks like 2 people on the
> right hand side in the password box.
> If you click on that there should be 3 choices. What is yours set to?
Thanks Ed, sorry its taken me a while to response, I haven't been on much recently.
I'm actually using KDE. As well as the situation mentioned above, when I get into
KDE I get prompted for my password to supply to Kwallet, and then I get prompted to
enter my Wifi password, at which point the wifi gets activated and then the
firewall get started for the network adapter. I was using the option 'Store this
password for this user only (encrypted)' which was not retaining it on exit, as a
test I switched to 'Store this password for all users (Unencrypted)' which seems
be retaining it from the perspective of when I exit and get back in the password is
still there. If the 2nd option has indeed retained the password, could there be a
slight logic error in networkmanager where 'Store this password for this user only
(encrypted)' seems to be functioning like the option of 'Ask for this password
I see. I am a KDE user as well.
I have my WiFi security set to "Store password for this user only (encrypted)".
I activate the connection I am prompted for my kwallet password and the
connection is made without asking for the WiFi password. So, in my case there is no
issue. The WiFi password is being retained.
If you bring up kwalletmanager5 you should see an entry for "Network
This is where WiFi and VPN "secrets" are kept in the Maps area.
Your WiFi connection should have a name. And that name should (in most cases) match
a name in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts.
For example, one of my WiFi connections is "asus2" and in the network-scripts
directory I have a ifcfg-asus2. Looking at that file there is a UUID line.
UUID=8eef1e08-095e-4fb2-8dab-50ef1c19a114. This line matches a line in the Maps area
and there exists a "psk" Key.
Do you have something similar?
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