[gutsy] NetworkManager applet not running

Bug #138395 reported by Christian Roessner on 2007-09-09
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: network-manager-gnome


first of all I am not sure, if the following bug is really a NetworkManager problem or if it is DBUS/HAL related. I also have bad problems with gnome-volume-manager not mounting any auto mountable volumes, i.e. CDs, USB-stick, so my guess is, it even could be DBUS. But I start here:

I use the latest gutsy devel version and since some days, the nm-applet does not show up in the tray. Instead of this, when logging into my desktop right after a power-on, my cpu load is very high (I check top after sending this bug). .xsession-errors has lines like this:

** (nm-applet:25605): WARNING **: <WARN> nma_dbus_init(): could not acquire its service. dbus_bus_acquire_service() says: 'Connection ":1.25" is not allowed to own the service "org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerInfo" due to security policies in the configuration file'

So what is wrong here?

I have read anywhere that my user should belong to group dbus, too, but my system has no group dbus.

uid=10002(croessner) gid=513(Domain Users) Gruppen=4(adm),20(dialout),24(cdrom),25(floppy),29(audio),30(dip),44(video),46(plugdev),108(lpadmin),111(scanner),113(admin),120(fuse),127(mythtv),513(Domain Users),1001(vboxusers)

Do not wonder about the egid, the user is in LDAP.

uname -a
Linux desktop 2.6.22-11-386 #1 Fri Sep 7 04:33:15 GMT 2007 i686 GNU/Linux


# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

Current ifconfig:

eth0 Protokoll:Ethernet Hardware Adresse 00:11:2F:C8:C8:AF
          inet Adresse: Bcast: Maske:
          inet6 Adresse: 2001:6f8:1287:1:211:2fff:fec8:c8af/64 Gültigkeitsbereich:Global
          inet6 Adresse: fe80::211:2fff:fec8:c8af/64 Gültigkeitsbereich:Verbindung
          RX packets:1914 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1424 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          Kollisionen:0 Sendewarteschlangenlänge:1000
          RX bytes:1769396 (1.6 MB) TX bytes:187771 (183.3 KB)
          Interrupt:16 Basisadresse:0x6000

lo Protokoll:Lokale Schleife
          inet Adresse: Maske:
          inet6 Adresse: ::1/128 Gültigkeitsbereich:Maschine
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
          RX packets:368 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:368 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          Kollisionen:0 Sendewarteschlangenlänge:0
          RX bytes:31490 (30.7 KB) TX bytes:31490 (30.7 KB)

Hope you can give me answers. I have asked in the ubuntu forum, but nobody could help me and because all that was working under ealier days in gutsy, I must have become broken in an upgrade procedure.

Kind regards


Here is top after logging in:

 4935 root 25 0 30488 26m 888 R 62.6 2.6 0:34.51 NetworkManagerD
 4906 messageb 15 0 8752 2512 1072 S 1.7 0.2 0:04.34 dbus-daemon


Because I use Samba+LDAP, I had to change all the /etc/pam.d/common-* files. Unfortunately the common-session needs pam_foreground.so

Now it looks like this:

# /etc/pam.d/common-session - session-related modules common to all services
# This file is included from other service-specific PAM config files,
# and should contain a list of modules that define tasks to be performed
# at the start and end of sessions of *any* kind (both interactive and
# non-interactive). The default is pam_unix.

session required pam_limits.so
session required pam_unix.so
#Creates the home directories if they do not exist
session required pam_mkhomedir.so skel=/etc/skel/ umask=0022
session optional pam_ldap.so
session optional pam_foreground.so

Changed in network-manager-applet:
status: New → Fix Released
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