Connecting to WPA-ENTEPRISE network 1) removes info about CA cert; 2) kills nm-applet

Bug #290986 reported by Devgru on 2008-10-30
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: network-manager

I've got:
- intrepid;
- university; :)
- wi-fi:
    WPA-Enterprise encryption
    802.11x key management
    static IP and DNS, no DHCP
    CA cert

What happened:

1) I've added network (with all settings, including cert;
2) Trying to connect to hidden network.Selecting config.
First bug: no cert is entered (but I've selected one earlier)
3) It asks me about cert: "you'ven't specified it, so select it now or ignore".
4) I click on button to select, but no dialog appears.
5) nm-applet aborts self.

In console:
ERROR:eap-method-peap.c:227:nag_user: assertion failed: (dialog)

Devgru (devgru) on 2008-10-30
description: updated
Scott Ritchie (scottritchie) wrote :

I believe I have the same problem. At first I didn't choose a cert, assuming things would be done automatically for me. I got a scary warning about a cert, so I hit cancel instead of ignore and then clicked the cert button. No cert was available, giving me a very confusing "choose" option that just pointed to my home folder. I gave up and hit cancel, then went to go back and try ignore -- at this point network-manger crashed.

Marking high priority since it breaks the network entirely.

** (nm-applet:6016): WARNING **: Invalid connection: 'NMSetting8021x' / 'identity' invalid: 2

** (nm-applet:6016): WARNING **: <WARN> applet_menu_item_activate_helper(): Invalid connection; asking for more information.

** (nm-applet:6016): WARNING **: Invalid connection: 'NMSetting8021x' / 'identity' invalid: 2

** (nm-applet:6016): WARNING **: <WARN> applet_menu_item_activate_helper(): Invalid connection; asking for more information.

ERROR:eap-method-ttls.c:214:nag_user: assertion failed: (dialog)

Changed in network-manager:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

nm-applet bug; according to upstream fixed on 31st Oct. in svn

Changed in network-manager:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in network-manager-applet:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
importance: Medium → High
Changed in network-manager:
status: Unknown → Incomplete
robe (r-evert) wrote :

Bus still persists, starting nm-applet as root works.

Changed in network-manager:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
iltony (iltony) wrote :

Don't know if it might help, I had problems with network-manager as well, and each time network-manager crashed, I had to type "killall gnome-panel" in a terminal in order for the applet to restart. Then I added to my sessions file ("System" > "Preferences" > "Start Applications") the command "nm-applet --sm-disable" and the problems went away.

Sergio Zanchetta (primes2h) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu. Intrepid Ibex 8.10 reached EOL on 30 March 2010.
Please see this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases:

Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.
Thank you.

Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu Intrepid):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
Sergio Zanchetta (primes2h) wrote :

I've just realized I made a mistake, Intrepid Ibex 8.10 "will reach" EOL on 30 "APRIL" 2010.

Sorry for this.

Anyway, I think that one month doesn't make any difference now.

Changed in network-manager:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Invalid → Expired
Thomas Hood (jdthood) on 2012-06-28
Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
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