NetworkManager-0.7 can't make new wireless connection
mjs at CLEMSON.EDU
Fri Sep 28 18:33:50 UTC 2007
On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 10:24 -0700, Tom London wrote:
> On 9/28/07, Matthew Saltzman <mjs at clemson.edu> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 06:34 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > > On Fri, 28 Sep 2007 07:28:43 -0700
> > > "Tom London" <selinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Progress!
> > > >
> > > > This issue known?
> > >
> > >
> > > The second connection attempt issue looks more like kernel iwl3945
> > > issues. Today's rawhide kernel may improve things.
> > kernel-2.6.23-0.211.rc8.git2.fc8 does not solve my iwl3945 issue, which
> > is that nm-applet pulldown menu shows all options related to wireless
> > are grayed out.
> > Also have NetworkManager*-0.7.0-0.3.svn2907.fc8 and
> > wpa_supplicant-0.5.7-9.fc8.
> Running kernel-2.6.23-0.213.rc8.git2.fc8 seems to work better for me:
> nm-applet seems to work (except it still is initially displayed with
> the red 'x'), I can select a WPA network and enter hex key generated
> by wpa_passphrase, the right 'stuff' gets stored in my keyring, etc.
Got that one a few minutes ago, and it doesn't fix the issue for me.
> My Thinkpad X60 also has iwl3945, so I'm not sure what is different
> (do your networks broadcast their SSIDs?)
No, the one I'm at now does not broadcast.
I'll take the machine home today and try with a broadcast SSID.
> I can alternate between wired and wireless without issue.
> Great progress!
> One issue: 'Connect to other wireless network' and 'Create new
> wireless network' menu items are grayed out. I'm guessing that will
> make it hard to connect to networks that don't broadcast SSIDs.
Yes, this is exactly my issue. The machine is unusable for me at work
if this isn't functional.
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