Network manager fails to connect wireless (was: Fedora 13 updates-testing report)

Rodd Clarkson rodd at clarkson.id.au
Tue May 4 12:22:47 UTC 2010


On Tue, 2010-05-04 at 06:25 +0000, updates at fedoraproject.org wrote:
> ================================================================================
>  NetworkManager-0.8.0-11.git20100503.fc13 (FEDORA-2010-7494)
>  Network connection manager and user applications
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Update Information:
> 
> This update fixes issues with IPv6 connectivity (including
> configurations that
> disable IPv4 completely), handling of WEP passphrases in system-wide
> connections, and various crashes of the network applet.  This update
> also
> provides more robust behavior in dual-stack networks, allowing one of
> IPv4 or
> IPv6 configuration to fail as long as the other completes.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ChangeLog:
> 
> * Mon May  3 2010 Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> - 0.8-11.git20100503
> - core: allow IP configuration as long as one method completes (rh
> #567978)
> - core: don't prematurely remove IPv6 RDNSS nameservers (rh #588192)
> - core: ensure router advertisements are only used when needed (rh
> #588613)
> - editor: add IPv6 gateway editing capability
> * Sun May  2 2010 Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> - 0.8-10.git20100502
> - core: IPv6 autoconf, DHCP, link-local, and manual mode fixes
> - editor: fix saving IPv6 address in user connections
> * Thu Apr 29 2010 Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> - 0.8-9.git20100429
> - core: fix crash when IPv6 is enabled and interface is deactivated
> * Mon Apr 26 2010 Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> - 0.8-8.git20100426
> - core: fix issues with IPv6 router advertisement mishandling (rh
> #530670)
> - core: many fixes for IPv6 RA and DHCP handling (rh #538499)
> - core: ignore WWAN ethernet devices until usable (rh #585214)
> - ifcfg-rh: fix handling of WEP passphrases (rh #581718)
> - applet: fix crashes (rh #582938) (rh #582428)
> - applet: fix crash with multiple concurrent authorization requests
> (rh #585405)
> - editor: allow disabling IPv4 on a per-connection basis
> - editor: add support for IPv6 DHCP-only configurations
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> References:
> 
>   [ 1 ] Bug #530670 - NM does not add IPv6 nameservers learned from
> SLAAC to resolv.conf
>         https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=530670
>   [ 2 ] Bug #538499 - IPv6 support not enabled by default (release
> notes says otherwise)
>         https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=538499
>   [ 3 ] Bug #585214 - use DEVTYPE to ignore WWAN ethernet devices
>         https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=585214
>   [ 4 ] Bug #581718 - Doesn't properly store WEP passphrase in system
> wireless profile
>         https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=581718
>   [ 5 ] Bug #582938 - [abrt] crash in
> NetworkManager-gnome-1:0.7.998-2.git20100106.fc12:
> Process /usr/bin/nm-applet was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
>         https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=582938
>   [ 6 ] Bug #582428 - [abrt] crash in
> NetworkManager-gnome-1:0.7.998-2.git20100106.fc12:
> Process /usr/bin/nm-applet was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
>         https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=582428
>   [ 7 ] Bug #585405 - [abrt] crash in
> NetworkManager-gnome-1:0.8.0-6.git20100408.fc13:
> Process /usr/bin/nm-connection-editor was killed by signal 11
> (SIGSEGV)
>         https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=585405
>   [ 8 ] Bug #567978 - Unable to activate network in loader with [*]
> Enable IPv6 support
>         https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=567978
>   [ 9 ] Bug #588192 - RA-learned nameservers flaps in and out
> of /etc/resolv.conf
>         https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=588192
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

After updating to this I couldn't get wireless to work.

Downgrading to

NetworkManager.x86_64              1:0.8.0-7.git20100422.fc13   @fedora
NetworkManager-glib.x86_64         1:0.8.0-7.git20100422.fc13   @fedora
NetworkManager-gnome.x86_64        1:0.8.0-7.git20100422.fc13   @fedora

see network manager working again.

Of course I'm using the broadcom-wl driver (I have no choice) so I guess
this will not be address, but maybe others will report similar problems.


Rodd



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