network tools don't work

Bug #1054604 reported by fje
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Network Manager Applet
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network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

This has been forever the case, since I started using gnome classic on Ubuntu 11. I am now to Ubuntu 12 and it is still there.
Here is the problem description:

- when I left click on the wifi thingy in the applet, a menu drops down. There is a short list of what the applet seems to consider the most important wifi networks, (although I don't follow it's reasoning on choosing the preferred ones, apart from it being too short).
- However, NONE of the things in the dropdown menu respond to any clicks, and the "More networks" pull-out shows nothing more than a thin grey line of about a centimeter long and a few milimeters thick.

So it's a hassle to connect to any network that it doesn't connect automatically to, especially when it is not in the list. I have to go through the main gnome menu to find the network tools and look at another device to find the SSID for the network I want to connect to. Then enter it manually, and then, the indicator applet will find it. This is how right now I was able to file this bug. Cheers, fje

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Samuel W (poshul) wrote :

I intermittantly have issues with this as well. Switching the wireless off in hardware causes the indicator applet to update, but the menu does not work. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Thinkpad x230.

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Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel-gimpelevich) wrote :

I am running Precise Pangolin and I have re-enabled hibernation on it. The network tools work fine until I hibernate. Upon resume, I get this bug. I have been unable to find a way to re-enable the network tools without a reboot. Please nominate this bug for an LTS SRU. Thanx

Changed in indicator-applet:
status: New → Confirmed
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Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel-gimpelevich) wrote :

I just discovered something: I had Bluetooth turned off when I hibernated and this bug appeared, but I decided to try leaving Bluetooth on before hibernating, and then the network tools worked on resume! Maybe this can narrow down the cause of the bug, I don't know.

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Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel-gimpelevich) wrote :

I spoke too soon. I have Bluetooth on and it's not working again. Please fix.

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Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel-gimpelevich) wrote :

Killing nm-applet and restarting it makes the bug go away. Maybe this can be fixed now with an SRU?

affects: indicator-applet → network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)
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