NetworkManager user agent

Pedro Francisco pedrogfrancisco at
Fri Oct 7 20:29:32 UTC 2011

On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 6:01 AM, Sam Varshavchik <mrsam at>wrote:

> When selecting a previously unknown wireless network, I am not getting
> prompted for the password. NetworkManager just complains in
> /var/log/messages that "Access point {name} has security, but secrets are
> required", then gives up.
> I figured out that I can launch nm-connection-editor, and find my way to an
> obscure dialog where I can enter the wireless password, but this seems
> wrong. As I recall, selecting an previously unknown network from nm-applet,
> should result in me being automatically prompted for the password, directly.
> (...)

Have you tried nm-applet from Gnome fallback just to check if the same

If it works on Gnome fallback, you may use the old nm-applet from GNOME 3's
fallback mode on GNOME Shell by running the following command as root:
# mv /usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui/status/network.js

and then logout and login.

You may need to re-run this command after a GNOME Shell upgrade.

NOTE: nm-applet does not integrate well with GNOME Shell experience.
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