Switchboard stops responding when trying to open network plug [$50]

Bug #1358432 reported by jon mabbutt
This bug affects 26 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Pantheon Plugs
Fix Released
Tom Beckmann

Bug Description

I open the switchboard and hit the 'network plug' but it doesn't open. Other apps continue fine but the switchboard will not respond.

I am using a Lenovo thinkpad R61:

Packaged Quantity 1
System Type Notebook
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Business
Wireless capabilities IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Screen type Widescreen
Notebook type Thin-and-light (4-6 lbs.), Vista certified system
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 / 2 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
Cache L2 - 4 MB
64-bit Computing Yes
Front Side Bus 800 MHz
Chipset Mobile Intel GM965 Express
Features Execute Disable Bit capability
Max RAM Supported 4 GB
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Speed 667 MHz / PC2-5300
Form Factor SO DIMM 200-pin
Slots Qty 2
Empty Slots 1
Interface Serial ATA-150
Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - removable
Read Speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Write Speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)
Rewrite Speed 16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Optical Drive (2nd) none
Type portable
Environmental standards EPA Energy Star, EPEAT Silver, RoHS
Min Operating Temperature 41 °F
Humidity Range Operating 8 - 95%
Sound Emission 40 dB
Widescreen Yes
Image Aspect Ratio 16:10
Color Support 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Features anti-glare
Graphics Processor Intel GMA X3100
Memory Allocation Technology Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0
Sound Stereo speakers , microphone
Codec AD1984HD
Compliant Standards High Definition Audio
Type UltraNav
Wireless 802.11a/b/g
Wireless Controller ThinkPad 11a/b/g
Network Interface Gigabit Ethernet
Protocols & Specifications ITU V.90
Max Transfer Rate 56 Kbps
Features V.92 upgradable
Technology 6-cell lithium ion
Installed Qty 1
Max Supported Qty 2
Capacity 56.16 Wh
Run Time 5.7 sec
Input AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Output 65 Watt , 20 V , 3.25 A
Expansion Bays 1 x Ultrabay Slim
Slots 2 x memory ( 1 free )
1 x CardBus ( 1 free )
Interfaces 3 x USB 2.0 - 4 pin USB Type A
1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11
1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45
1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5 mm
1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
1 x docking / port replicator - 240 pin docking
1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 4 pin FireWire
Memory Card Reader 4 in 1 ( SD Card, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card )

Changed in elementaryos:
status: New → Confirmed
Cody Garver (codygarver)
affects: elementaryos → pantheon-plugs
Changed in pantheon-plugs:
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → freya-beta2
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Ivan Vrljić (vrlja92) wrote :

I have same problem. I managed to open Network plug by first clicking on User Accounts plug and then I went back and clicked on the Network plug. At least this works for me.

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Aaron Trout (x-aaron) wrote :

Is there a workaround for this currently? I cannot configure my WiFi settings because the network settings crash :(


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jon mabbutt (jonmabbutt) wrote :

the workaround is to open switchboard, then you can right click on the icon in the plank dock and get to network that way.

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Aaron Trout (x-aaron) wrote :

Hmmm doesn't work for me, it still crashes. Probably related - my network icon has gone away from the bar at the top of the screen.

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Oktay Acikalin (oktay-acikalin) wrote :

Seems to also work for me as long as I don't try to open either the bluetooth or the network plug directly. After opening the user accounts plug, they open up fine.

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Danielle Foré (danrabbit) wrote :
summary: - Switchboard stops responding when trying to open network plug
+ Switchboard stops responding when trying to open network plug [$50]
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Viko Adi Rahmawan (vikoadi) wrote :

I can confirm last switchboard update finally fix this, and now we have an Airplane Mode switch

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Danielle Foré (danrabbit) wrote :

I manually installed --rev 62 of dynamic GCC and it seemed to fix the problem. For whatever reason, the packaged version (that inddicated it was rev 62) did not seem to work

Cody Garver (codygarver)
Changed in pantheon-plugs:
assignee: nobody → Tom Beckmann (tombeckmann)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Cody Garver (codygarver)
Changed in pantheon-plugs:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in pantheon-plugs:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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