Comment 10 for bug 259157

Daniel Hollocher (chogydan) wrote :

Another update: I just got an update for network-manger today, and now the program is a fail. Under Wireless Networks, it says "device is unmanaged", is greyed out, and shows a disconnected icon. I'm still thankful that I can use dhclient, and /etc/interfaces to configure my network, but network manager is not working. Additionally, pidgin and firefox are acting as if I have no net connection. (dig, ping, and telnet work fine)

Everytime I start firefox, it starts in offline mode. (Meaning, I can take it out of offline mode, and it works fine, but then if I close it, and reopen, its back in offline mode. All in the same session.)

Pidgin seems to fail to connect. I've been waiting while I type up this bug report for pidgin to connect. I've already tested the irc server using telnet, and (I'm not experienced at that) it says hello, authenticate, you failed, goodbye. I also know that if I just disable and re-enable the account, it will just work. Its been a few minutes at this point.

Anyway, its like my GUI programs are being _told_ that there is no net connection, even though there is. I've been trying to kill nm-system-setti, to see if that is the offending program, but I can't!! It won't go away! It just comes right back.