Can not create new wireless profiles in knetworkmanager

Bug #574896 reported by lcampagn on 2010-05-04
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
NetworkManager
Fix Released
Medium
knetworkmanager (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: network-manager

Using kubuntu 10.04, I am no longer able to create new wireless network connection profiles. Here are the steps to reproduce:
 - right click on knetworkmanager icon, select "Create network connection.."
 - Select the wireless network SSID, click "connect"
 - Now a window pops up asking for encryption key and other settings, but the fields are already populated with data from the last network I was connected to.
 - If I manually populate all of these fields with the correct data, then I can connect to the new network, but the previous connection settings are gone.

It seems like rather than creating a new connection profile, it is instead acting as if I wanted to edit the previous profile.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: network-manager 0.8-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-21.32-generic 2.6.32.11+drm33.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-21-generic i686
Architecture: i386
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Date: Mon May 3 23:06:50 2010
Gconf:

IfupdownConfig:
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100427)
IpRoute:
 192.168.0.0/24 dev wlan0 proto kernel scope link src 192.168.0.40
 default via 192.168.0.1 dev wlan0
Keyfiles: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
RfKill:
 0: phy0: Wireless LAN
  Soft blocked: no
  Hard blocked: no
SourcePackage: network-manager

lcampagn (luke-campagnola) wrote :

I have the same exact issue.
Upgraded from 9.10 and existing wireless networks worked. Could not add new ones. Format , install and update of 10.4 and only 1 network can be installed. Any WPA2/Personal networks fail to connect.

Also there is no logs in /var/log/daemon when trying to connect to another network

affects: network-manager (Ubuntu) → knetworkmanager (Ubuntu)
Changed in network-manager:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in network-manager:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Gene Cumm (gene-cumm) wrote :

A workaround that I discovered while fumbling with things is to not create it in the more straight forward fashion.

Click KNetworkManager's system tray icon, click "Manage Connections". Under "Network Connections" on the left, click the "Wireless" tab on the right then click "Add....". At this point, you can freely name the "Connection name" and even "Scan" for SSIDs around and manually create the connection. I can't be certain if it's necessary to manually populate all of the settings or if some of them will be auto-populated.

Given the small number of people that reported this bug, I wonder what is special about my configuration that I am suffering this.

Changed in network-manager:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in network-manager:
importance: Medium → Unknown
status: Invalid → Unknown
Changed in network-manager:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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