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Bug 363063 - [gnome-overlay] network manager applet fails to reconnect to wireless or restore wireless network settings on reboot
Summary: [gnome-overlay] network manager applet fails to reconnect to wireless or rest...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] GNOME (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-04-11 10:09 UTC by Amit Prakash Ambasta
Modified: 2012-01-30 10:03 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Package list:
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Description Amit Prakash Ambasta 2011-04-11 10:09:08 UTC
Since I've installed gnome 3, which is bundled with network-manager, I have been unable to store wireless network settings [ automatic dhcp address only with manual DNS ] or reconnect automatically to the network on boot.

Further analysis of /var/log/messages shows 
Apr 11 14:12:27 localhost NetworkManager[2508]:    SCPlugin-Ifnet: Found error: Ifnet plugin: can't aquire ip configuration for 0x74696B6F6E61203138303032303930303434
Apr 11 14:11:55 localhost dbus-daemon: [system] Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.33" (uid=1000 pid=3198 comm="/usr/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon ") interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" member="GetAll" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination=":1.3" (uid=0 pid=2582 comm="/usr/sbin/console-kit-dae

Finally, ck-list-sessions shows login-session-id to be blank..

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Emerge gnome 3 from gnome overlay
2. Login into gnome 3 , connect to wireless network, modify settings etc
3. Reboot and login into gnome 3
Actual Results:  
network-manager neither attempts to reconnect to wireless nor remember settings for the wireless on manually connecting

Expected Results:  
network-manager should not only reconnect to the wireless network specified in settings but also remember any specific settings [ manual IP, DHCP address only, DNS etc]
Comment 1 David J Cozatt 2011-04-11 12:54:01 UTC
You don't mention your wireless driver or whether you are using 'iwconfig' and 'wireless-tools' or what kernel you are using All of that information could be relevant As well you should post your 'emerge --info' .Also if you use wpa_supplicant-

There are some pertinent facts there. See the portion about changing /usr/share/dbus-1/system-services/fi.epitest.hostap.WPASupplicant.service This particular part of the kernel is changing a lot with 'iw' 'wireless-regdb' and 'crda' being in the portage tree and in my expectation at least will replace iwconfig and wireless-tools 

Just a user trying to help so this can all be safely ignored as well
Comment 2 Amit Prakash Ambasta 2011-04-11 14:33:19 UTC
Output from emerge --info
Portage 2.2.0_alpha29 (default/linux/x86/10.0/desktop, gcc-4.5.2, glibc-2.13-r2, 2.6.38-gentoo-r1 i686)
System uname: Linux-2.6.38-gentoo-r1-i686-Intel-R-_Core-TM-2_Duo_CPU_T7250_@_2.00GHz-with-gentoo-2.0.2
Timestamp of tree: Sat, 09 Apr 2011 17:00:01 +0000
app-shells/bash:     4.2_p8
dev-java/java-config: 2.1.11-r3
dev-lang/python:     2.7.1-r1, 3.1.3-r1
dev-util/cmake:      2.8.4
sys-apps/baselayout: 2.0.2
sys-apps/openrc:     0.8.0
sys-apps/sandbox:    2.5
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.68
sys-devel/automake:  1.10.3, 1.11.1-r1
sys-devel/binutils:  2.21
sys-devel/gcc:       4.5.2
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.4.1
sys-devel/libtool:   2.4-r1
sys-devel/make:      3.82
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.38 (sys-kernel/linux-headers)
Repositories: gentoo gnome mysql custom local_overlay
Installed sets: @system
ACCEPT_LICENSE="* -@EULA dlj-1.1 skype-eula AdobeFlash-10.1 google-talkplugin"
CFLAGS="-march=core2 -mtune=core2 -O2 -ggdb"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/share/config /usr/share/gnupg/qualified.txt"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/php/apache2-php5.3/ext-active/ /etc/php/cgi-php5.3/ext-active/ /etc/php/cli-php5.3/ext-active/ /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/splash /etc/terminfo"
CXXFLAGS="-march=core2 -mtune=core2 -O2 -ggdb"
FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-logs collision-protect distlocks fixlafiles fixpackages news parallel-fetch preserve-libs protect-owned sandbox sfperms splitdebug strict unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage/layman/gnome /usr/local/portage/layman/mysql /usr/local/portage/custom /usr/local/portage"
USE="X a52 aac acl acpi alsa berkdb bluetooth branding bzip2 cairo cdr cjk cli consolekit cracklib crypt cxx dbus dri dts dvd dvdr emboss encode exif fam flac fortran gdbm gdu gif gnome gpm gtk iconv introspection ipv6 jpeg lcms libnotify lm_sensors mad mikmod mng modules mp3 mp4 mpeg mudflap ncurses nls nptl nptlonly ogg opengl openmp pam pango pcre pdf perl png policykit ppds pppd pulseaudio python qt3support qt4 readline sdl session spell ssl startup-notification svg sysfs tcpd tiff truetype udev unicode usb vorbis wifi x264 x86 xcb xml xorg xulrunner xv xvid xvmc zlib" ALSA_CARDS="hda-intel" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mmap_emul mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" APACHE2_MODULES="charset_lite actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache cgi cgid dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" CAMERAS="ptp2" COLLECTD_PLUGINS="df interface irq load memory rrdtool swap syslog" ELIBC="glibc" GPSD_PROTOCOLS="ashtech aivdm earthmate evermore fv18 garmin garmintxt gpsclock itrax mtk3301 nmea ntrip navcom oceanserver oldstyle oncore rtcm104v2 rtcm104v3 sirf superstar2 timing tsip tripmate tnt ubx" INPUT_DEVICES="evdev keyboard mouse synaptics" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LINGUAS="en_US" LIRC_DEVICES="irman usb_uirt_raw" PHP_TARGETS="php5-3" RUBY_TARGETS="ruby18" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia" XTABLES_ADDONS="quota2 psd pknock lscan length2 ipv4options ipset ipp2p iface geoip fuzzy condition tee tarpit sysrq steal rawnat logmark ipmark dhcpmac delude chaos account" 

Driver : iwl3945
I have left networkmanager to decide what tools are needed [ iwconfig wpa_supplicant etc]

However equery depends wpa_supplicant shows:
* These packages depend on wpa_supplicant:
gnome-extra/nm-applet-0.8.998 (>=net-wireless/wpa_supplicant-0.5.7)
net-misc/networkmanager-0.8.998 (>=net-wireless/wpa_supplicant-0.7.3-r3[dbus])

the dbus statement had been modified accordingly. CONFIG_CTRL_IFACE_DBUS=y etc should be handled by ebuild/use flags
Comment 3 Gavrilov Maksim 2011-04-11 17:03:56 UTC
This bug affects me, too, but on x86_64 linux

There's my $(emerge --info):
Comment 4 Amit Prakash Ambasta 2011-04-21 06:38:46 UTC
Not sure what, but a later overlay sync followed by subsequent emerge fixed the issue
Comment 5 Luis Medinas 2011-05-02 00:26:24 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Not sure what, but a later overlay sync followed by subsequent emerge fixed the
> issue

I have the same issue.. what have you installed or upgraded do fix this issue ?
Comment 6 Jan Scholz 2011-10-07 10:20:24 UTC
Hi guys,

I had the same problem. For me disabling the 'ifnet' plugin in /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf solved it. Now networkmanager stores connection specific information in files in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/

Below are the contents of my /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf :


Comment 7 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2011-12-17 14:53:39 UTC
Still valid with latest versions from main tree?
Comment 8 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2012-01-30 10:03:28 UTC
(In reply to comment #7)
> Still valid with latest versions from main tree?