Networkmanager and F8 problem

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Thu Nov 22 14:54:32 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-11-22 at 10:28 +0000, Tony Molloy wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have a problem with starting NetworkManager on F8.
> Hardware : Dell Latitude D600 with a Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 network adapter. 
> Software:    F8 with all the latest updates installed.
> The network service is disabled. NetworkManager and NetworkManagerDispatcher 
> are enabled. Same as on F7.
> SELinux is disabled so it's not the problem.
> During the boot the boot messages say both NetworkManager and 
> NetworkManagerDispatcher start OK.  However when I login there is no network 
> service and when I check I find that the NetworkManager service is not 
> running although the NetworkManagerDispatcher is.
> If I then start NetworkManager manually with "service NetworkManager start" 
> everything is OK and I can connect to the wifi network.
> I've even tried putting "service NetworkManager start" in rc.local but it 
> didn't work.
> Any ideas what's stopping NetworkManager starting at boot.
Although this does not completely explain the boot messages what does:
chkconfig --list |grep NetworkManager
Does it indicate that NM is to run at run level 3 and 5?
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Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at

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