NetworkManagerDispatcher Has Disappearred and so has wireless connection

Rick Bilonick rab at
Fri Jul 18 14:08:47 UTC 2008

I've been using F8 on my "main" laptop since January and have F8 running
on a total of 4 systems (2 of them laptops). F8 is up to date on the
"main" laptop and I just accessed my home network (WEP) and office
network (WPA) on Wednesday. NM has been working OK since I installed F8.
Starting yesterday, I cannot connect to either network. I've noticed
that NetworkManagerDispatcher (usually visible under services) is gone
(NetworkManager is still there). I'm also getting an SELinux warning
message about NetworkManager (never had one before). When I do:

[root at localhost ~]# iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0     No scan results

as root, it says "No scan results" even though there are a bunch of
networks available. This used to work and show me what networks are
available. The other laptop has not been updated in a couple of weeks
BUT NM etc. all work fine - I have no problem connecting to the networks
using it.

I'm using the "main" laptop now but I'm connected via a wired ethernet

[root at localhost ~]# uname -r

"yum info NetworkManager" shows:
Name   : NetworkManager
Arch   : i386
Epoch  : 1
Version: 0.7.0
Release: 0.6.9.svn3675.fc8
Size   : 2.6 M
Repo   : installed
Summary: Network connection manager and user applications

[root at localhost ~]# modprobe -l | grep ndis

I'm using a BCM4318 (it's been working OK for 3 years). It shows up as
usual in the network config gui.

[root at localhost ~]# dmesg | grep 4318
hpet0: 3 64-bit timers, 14318180 Hz
wlan0: ethernet device 00:14:a5:09:f5:28 using NDIS driver: bcmwl5,
version: 0x3642e00, NDIS version: 0x501, vendor: 'NDIS Network Adapter',

[root at localhost ~]# dmesg | grep ndis
ndiswrapper version 1.53 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5 (Broadcom,12/22/2004, loaded
ndiswrapper: using IRQ 19
usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper

[root at localhost ~]# ifconfig wlan0
wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:A5:09:F5:28  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:19 Memory:dfdfe000-dfe00000 

Any ideas on what has gone wrong? I'm stumped.

Rick B.

P.S. Here is the SELinux info 


SELinux is preventing NetworkManager (NetworkManager_t) "setsched" to

Detailed Description:

SELinux denied access requested by NetworkManager. It is not expected
that this
access is required by NetworkManager and this access may signal an
attempt. It is also possible that the specific version or configuration
of the
application is causing it to require additional access.

Allowing Access:

You can generate a local policy module to allow this access - see FAQ
( Or you can
SELinux protection altogether. Disabling SELinux protection is not
Please file a bug report
against this package.

Additional Information:

Source Context                system_u:system_r:NetworkManager_t:s0
Target Context                system_u:system_r:NetworkManager_t:s0
Target Objects                None [ process ]
Source                        NetworkManager
Source Path                   /usr/sbin/NetworkManager
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (I deleted this)
Source RPM Packages           NetworkManager-0.7.0-0.6.9.svn3675.fc8
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.0.8-109.fc8
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   catchall
Host Name                     (I deleted this)
Platform                      Linux
#1 SMP
                              Mon Jul 7 18:39:51 EDT 2008 i686 i686
Alert Count                   9
First Seen                    Thu 10 Jul 2008 08:12:44 AM EDT
Last Seen                     Fri 18 Jul 2008 09:00:29 AM EDT
Local ID                      3191f79b-d63f-42c9-bd82-6e838bd18a7d
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

host=(I deleted this) type=AVC msg=audit(1216386029.511:24): avc:
denied  { setsched } for  pid=2591 comm="NetworkManager"
tcontext=system_u:system_r:NetworkManager_t:s0 tclass=process

host=(I deleted this) type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1216386029.511:24):
arch=40000003 syscall=156 success=no exit=-13 a0=a1f a1=0 a2=bf970614
a3=b7f506c0 items=0 ppid=1 pid=2591 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0
suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295
comm="NetworkManager" exe="/usr/sbin/NetworkManager"
subj=system_u:system_r:NetworkManager_t:s0 key=(null)

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