[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#493172: network-manager-gnome: nm-applet will not connect to wireless network

Daniel Moerner dmoerner at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 23:21:37 UTC 2008

Package: network-manager-gnome
Version: 0.6.6-2
Severity: important

I have a very specific and highly reproducible problem with nm-applet.  
The system is freshly built in the following way:
1) Use Lenny Beta 2 netboot initrd.gz and linux on usb stick to install 
2) Upgrade to Sid
3) Use tasksel to install tasks desktop and gnome-desktop

I know start /etc/init.d/gdm, and network-manager is able to connect to 
wireless networks and wired networks.

However, once I reboot, nm-applet will not connect to wireless networks.  
It defaults to wired.  If I click on the applet and select "Edit 
Wireless Networks" or another wireless network, it freezes and must be 
killed with kill.  Now is where the weird stuff begins.  If I have 
nm-applet running and connected to a wireless network, running "modprobe 
-r ipw2200" from a terminal causes it to pop the screen asking to 
connect to a wireless network.  Of course, this fails because the module 
is no longer loaded.  However, this is the ONLY time that I can get it 
to show the screen.  I tried installing gnome-keyring-manager, thinking 
it was a keyring problem, but this solved nothing.

Any help is appreciated.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages network-manager-gnome depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.7-13     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdbus-1-3                   1.2.1-3    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2              0.76-1     simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgconf2-4                   2.22.0-1   GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0                   1:2.6.2-1  library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.16.5-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0             2.22.3-1   GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgnome2-0          The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomeui-0         The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.12.11-3  The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libnm-util0                   0.6.6-2    network management framework (shar
ii  libnotify1 [libnotify1-gtk2.1 0.4.4-3    sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  libpango1.0-0                 1.20.5-1   Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libx11-6                      2:1.1.4-2  X11 client-side library
ii  network-manager               0.6.6-2    network management framework daemo

Versions of packages network-manager-gnome recommends:
ii  libpam-gnome-keyring [libpam- 2.22.3-1   PAM module to unlock the GNOME key
pn  network-manager-openvpn-gnome <none>     (no description available)
pn  network-manager-vpnc-gnome    <none>     (no description available)
ii  notification-daemon           0.3.7-1+b1 a daemon that displays passive pop

network-manager-gnome suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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