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

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Tue May 4 16:22:01 UTC 2010


On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 1:22 PM, Rodd Clarkson <rodd at clarkson.id.au> wrote:
> 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.

I'm seeing on both my ath9k machine and my iwlagn devices so I don't
think its just you. Both machines x86_64. Wired works fine.

Peter


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