network manager doesn't work in fallback mode

Bug #819617 reported by Mario Limonciello on 2011-08-02
This bug affects 18 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre

Bug Description

The network manager applet shows up in the bar with a broken icon and also doesn't list any of my ethernet or wireless devices.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: network-manager 0.8.9997+git.20110721t045648.36db194-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-7.9-generic 3.0.0
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-7-generic i686
Architecture: i386
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Date: Tue Aug 2 00:14:38 2011

 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationMedia: Mythbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Alpha i386 (20110802)
 default via dev eth0 proto static dev eth0 scope link metric 1000 dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src metric 1
Keyfiles: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
RfKill: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
SourcePackage: network-manager
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :
Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :

picture of the problem

tags: added: iso-testing
Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and any supporting documentation. Since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as confirmed and let them handle it from here.

The network manager makes the connection, however, there is no possiblity to change connections between wired/wireless or more than one network card since these are not shown in network manager.

Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
affects: network-manager (Ubuntu) → network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)
Paolo Rotolo (paolorotolo) wrote :

I work on a Asus F7se notebook.
Network manager work correctly on my pc...

Thanks, there indeed appears to be some issue with the libappindicator fallbacks.

Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (mathieu-tl)
importance: Medium → High
summary: - network manager doesn't work in XFCE
+ network manager doesn't work in fallback mode
Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) wrote :

Please also make NM working with GNOME Panel 3 until indicators get ported (bug 781174).

Pavlo Bohmat (bohm) wrote :

Same problem under fluxbox. Pls, fix it.

DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10

Stenten (stenten) wrote :

Just as a note, this is a problem with the applet not displaying properly, not the network manager not being able to connect. For me at least, I can still connect to my wireless internet by entering the connection manually (used my information from my Natty install).

applet->Edit Connections->Wireless (Tab)->Add (Button).

The applet still doesn't list the connections at all (or its icon), but it's connected and I have wireless internet now in Oneiric.

Pavlo Bohmat (bohm) wrote :

After the show made ​​a VPN (pptp) connections and icons in the Unity (Bug # 791 770), Network-manager stopped working in other DE/WM (fluxbox).

Same here


~$ uname -a
Linux alinrus-ubulap 3.0.0-8-generic #10-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 5 23:54:15 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu oneiric (development branch)
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric

~$ nm-applet
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"
** (nm-applet:2792): DEBUG: old state indicates that this was not a disconnect 0

(nm-applet:2792): Gtk-WARNING **: gtk_widget_size_allocate(): attempt to underallocate toplevel GtkTrayIcon 0x24e2070. Allocation is 12x12, but minimum required size is 48x48.

(nm-applet:2792): Gtk-WARNING **: gtk_widget_size_allocate(): attempt to underallocate GtkTrayIcon's child GtkImage 0x21685b0. Allocation is 12x12, but minimum required size is 48x48.

(nm-applet:2792): Gtk-WARNING **: gtk_widget_size_allocate(): attempt to underallocate toplevel GtkTrayIcon 0x24e2070. Allocation is 12x12, but minimum required size is 48x48.
^C** Message: PID 0 (we are 2792) sent signal 2, shutting down...

(nm-applet:2792): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkImage 0x21685b0 is mapped but visible=1 child_visible=1 parent GtkTrayIcon 0x24e2070 mapped=0

Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :

I believe this also affects the network manager icon that is rendered in the ubiquity panel.

Yup, most likely does. I've found a way to workaround the issues here, so I'm working on finishing up testing an update that would be uploaded shortly.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package network-manager-applet - 0.9.0-0ubuntu2

network-manager-applet (0.9.0-0ubuntu2) oneiric; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/default-ipv6-auto.patch: don't expect a missing DHCPv6 method
    value to mean "Ignore", when it now means "use DHCP". (LP: #761558)
  * debian/patches/nm-applet-use-indicator.patch: (LP: #819617)
    - rework, drop a lot of unnecessary changes.
    - turn the GtkStatusIcon back on.
    - use custom AppIndicator fallbacks to show/hide the GtkStatusIcon.
 -- Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <email address hidden> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 15:33:05 -0400

Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2011-09-02
tags: added: rls-mgr-o-tracking
Pavlo Bohmat (bohm) wrote :

In fluxbox nm-applet: "Enable Networking" is working, but does not save the mark is on.

Pavlo Bohmat (bohm) wrote :

when will fix the problem with the item "Enable Networking" in fluxbox/openbox?

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