Wireless won't work unless 'Roaming mode' selected

Bug #110187 reported by Gareth Fitzworthington on 2007-04-26
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #50214: can't connect to hidden network. Edit Remove
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network-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: network-manager

I have an ASUS A6R laptop with Broadcom 4318 wireless. It wouldn't work under Edgy. I updated to feisty beta in mid-March and it worked until updates came through in late-March which broke it. Hasn,t worked since. I have a hidden ap and use WEP.

I was using bcm43xx driver which worked as stated above. I have now changed to ndiswrapper but problem is the same.

I can get it to work if I select 'Enable Roaming Mode' in NetworkManager and start the dhcp server on my network server. I can also see other wireless networks. If I disable Roaming Mode in NetworkManager I get no wireless access at all.

I think the problem is related to avahi? (not sure). If I do:
gp@gpmp-laptop:~$ sudo ifup wlan0
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
    invalid argument "my password".
RTNETLINK answers: File exists
run-parts: /etc/network/if-up.d/avahi-autoipd exited with return code 2

The "my password" above was actually my WEP passphrase.

I have the latest updates. Other details follow:
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dmesg>
[ 0.000000] Linux version 2.6.20-15-generic (root@palmer) (gcc version 4.1.2 (Ubuntu 4.1.2-0ubuntu4)) #2 SMP Sun Apr 15 07:36:31 UTC 2007 (Ubuntu 2.6.20-15.27-generic)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
[ 0.000000] sanitize start
[ 0.000000] sanitize end
[ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() start: 0000000000000000 size: 000000000009fc00 end: 000000000009fc00 type: 1
[ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() type is E820_RAM
[ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() start: 000000000009fc00 size: 0000000000000400 end: 00000000000a0000 type: 2
[ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() start: 00000000000e0000 size: 0000000000020000 end: 0000000000100000 type: 2
[ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() start: 0000000000100000 size: 0000000037ed0000 end: 0000000037fd0000 type: 1
[ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() type is E820_RAM
[ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() start: 0000000037fd0000 size: 000000000000e000 end: 0000000037fde000 type: 3
[ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() start: 0000000037fde000 size: 0000000000022000 end: 0000000038000000 type: 4
[ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() start: 00000000fee00000 size: 0000000000001000 end: 00000000fee01000 type: 2
[ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() start: 00000000ff780000 size: 0000000000880000 end: 0000000100000000 type: 2
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 00000000000e0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000037fd0000 (usable)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 0000000037fd0000 - 0000000037fde000 (ACPI data)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 0000000037fde000 - 0000000038000000 (ACPI NVS)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 00000000ff780000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
[ 0.000000] 0MB HIGHMEM available.
[ 0.000000] 895MB LOWMEM available.
[ 0.000000] Entering add_active_range(0, 0, 229328) 0 entries of 256 used
[ 0.000000] Zone PFN ranges:
[ 0.000000] DMA 0 -> 4096
[ 0.000000] Normal 4096 -> 229328
[ 0.000000] HighMem 229328 -> 229328
[ 0.000000] early_node_map[1] active PFN ranges
[ 0.000000] 0: 0 -> 229328
[ 0.000000] On node 0 totalpages: 229328
[ 0.000000] DMA zone: 32 pages used for memmap
[ 0.000000] DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
[ 0.000000] DMA zone: 4064 pages, LIFO batch:0
[ 0.000000] Normal zone: 1759 pages used for memmap
[ 0.000000] Normal zone: 223473 pages, LIFO batch:31
[ 0.000000] HighMem zone: 0 pages used for memmap
[ 0.000000] DMI 2.3 present.
[ 0.000000] ACPI: RSDP (v000 ACPIAM ) @ 0x000f8290
[ 0.000000] ACPI: RSDT (v001 A M I OEMRSDT 0x07000620 MSFT 0x00000097) @ 0x37fd0000
[ 0.000000] ACPI: FADT (v002 A M I OEMFACP 0x07000620 MSFT 0x00000097) @ 0x37fd0200
[ 0.000000] ACPI: MADT (v001 A M I OEMAPIC 0x07000620 MSFT 0x00000097) @ 0x37fd0390
[ 0.000000] ACPI: MCFG (v001 A M I OEMMCFG 0x07000620 MSFT 0x00000097) @ 0x37fd03f0
[ 0.000000] ACPI: BOOT (v001 A M I OEMBOOT 0x07000620 MSFT 0x00000097) @ 0x37fd0430
[ 0.000000] ACPI: OEMB (v001 A M I AMI_OEM 0x07000620 MSFT 0x00000097) @ 0x37fde040
[ 0.000000] ACPI: HPET (v001 A M I OEMHPET 0x07000620 MSFT 0x00000097) @ 0x37fd7150
[ 0.000000] ACPI: DSDT (v001 0AAAA 0AAAAB58 0x00000b58 INTL 0x02002026) @ 0x00000000
[ 0.000000] ATI board detected. Disabling timer routing over 8254.
[ 0.000000] ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x808
[ 0.000000] ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
[ 0.000000] ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x01] lapic_id[0x00] enabled)
[ 0.000000] Processor #0 6:14 APIC version 20
[ 0.000000] ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x02] lapic_id[0x81] disabled)
[ 0.000000] ACPI: IOAPIC (id[0x01] address[0xfec00000] gsi_base[0])
[ 0.000000] IOAPIC[0]: apic_id 1, version 33, address 0xfec00000, GSI 0-23
[ 0.000000] ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 0 global_irq 2 dfl dfl)
[ 0.000000] ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 9 global_irq 21 low level)
[ 0.000000] ACPI: IRQ0 used by override.
[ 0.000000] ACPI: IRQ2 used by override.
[ 0.000000] Enabling APIC mode: Flat. Using 1 I/O APICs
[ 0.000000] ACPI: HPET id: 0x0 base: 0xfed00000
[ 0.000000] Using ACPI (MADT) for SMP configuration information
[ 0.000000] Allocating PCI resources starting at 40000000 (gap: 38000000:c6e00000)
[ 0.000000] Detected 1600.116 MHz processor.
[ 23.566574] Built 1 zonelists. Total pages: 227537
[ 23.566580] Kernel command line: root=UUID=e5a12618-1a7f-498c-9982-6ef066a78176 ro quiet splash hpet=disable
[ 23.566764] mapped APIC to ffffd000 (fee00000)
[ 23.566767] mapped IOAPIC to ffffc000 (fec00000)
[ 23.566771] Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
[ 23.566774] Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
[ 23.566790] Initializing CPU#0
[ 23.566886] PID hash table entries: 4096 (order: 12, 16384 bytes)
[ 23.567946] Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
[ 23.568981] Dentry cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
[ 23.569738] Inode-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
[ 23.601235] Memory: 898240k/917312k available (1992k kernel code, 18408k reserved, 893k data, 328k init, 0k highmem)
[ 23.601246] virtual kernel memory layout:
[ 23.601247] fixmap : 0xfff4e000 - 0xfffff000 ( 708 kB)
[ 23.601248] pkmap : 0xff800000 - 0xffc00000 (4096 kB)
[ 23.601250] vmalloc : 0xf8800000 - 0xff7fe000 ( 111 MB)
[ 23.601251] lowmem : 0xc0000000 - 0xf7fd0000 ( 895 MB)
[ 23.601252] .init : 0xc03d7000 - 0xc0429000 ( 328 kB)
[ 23.601254] .data : 0xc02f2264 - 0xc03d16d4 ( 893 kB)
[ 23.601255] .text : 0xc0100000 - 0xc02f2264 (1992 kB)
[ 23.601259] Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
[ 23.679315] calibrate_delay_direct() failed to get a good estimate for loops_per_jiffy.
[ 23.679317] Probably due to long platform interrupts. Consider using "lpj=" boot option.
[ 23.679320] Calibrating delay loop... 2719.74 BogoMIPS (lpj=5439488)
[ 23.779210] Security Framework v1.0.0 initialized
[ 23.779219] SELinux: Disabled at boot.
[ 23.779236] Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
[ 23.779377] CPU: After generic identify, caps: afe9fbff 00100000 00000000 00000000 0000c109 00000000 00000000
[ 23.779386] monitor/mwait feature present.
[ 23.779388] using mwait in idle threads.
[ 23.779393] CPU: L1 I cache: 32K, L1 D cache: 32K
[ 23.779395] CPU: L2 cache: 1024K
[ 23.779399] CPU: After all inits, caps: afe9fbff 00100000 00000000 00002940 0000c109 00000000 00000000
[ 23.779410] Compat vDSO mapped to ffffe000.
[ 23.779414] Remapping vsyscall page to ffffe000
[ 23.779428] Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
[ 23.795253] SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
[ 23.795448] Freeing SMP alternatives: 11k freed
[ 23.795644] Early unpacking initramfs... done
[ 24.201938] ACPI: Core revision 20060707
[ 24.202804] ACPI: Looking for DSDT in initramfs... file /DSDT.aml not found, using machine DSDT.
[ 24.240114] CPU0: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 420 @ 1.60GHz stepping 08
[ 24.240141] Total of 1 processors activated (2719.74 BogoMIPS).
[ 24.240319] ENABLING IO-APIC IRQs
[ 24.240509] ..TIMER: vector=0x31 apic1=0 pin1=2 apic2=-1 pin2=-1
[ 24.381743] Brought up 1 CPUs
[ 24.381995] Booting paravirtualized kernel on bare hardware
[ 24.382087] Time: 16:11:16 Date: 03/26/107
[ 24.382119] NET: Registered protocol family 16
[ 24.382211] EISA bus registered
[ 24.382217] ACPI: bus type pci registered
[ 24.382386] PCI: PCI BIOS revision 3.00 entry at 0xf0031, last bus=3
[ 24.382389] PCI: Using configuration type 1
[ 24.382391] Setting up standard PCI resources
[ 24.400814] ACPI: Interpreter enabled
[ 24.400817] ACPI: Using IOAPIC for interrupt routing
[ 24.401438] ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
[ 24.401446] PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
[ 24.402550] Boot video device is 0000:01:05.0
[ 24.403117] PCI: Transparent bridge - 0000:00:14.4
[ 24.403201] PCI: Bus #03 (-#06) is hidden behind transparent bridge #02 (-#03) (try 'pci=assign-busses')
[ 24.403204] Please report the result to linux-kernel to fix this permanently
[ 24.403235] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
[ 24.413347] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.P0P1._PRT]
[ 24.417240] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.P0P9._PRT]
[ 24.421004] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
[ 24.421323] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
[ 24.421648] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
[ 24.421965] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
[ 24.422284] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
[ 24.422601] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 9) *0, disabled.
[ 24.422915] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
[ 24.423237] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
[ 24.423587] Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
[ 24.423596] pnp: PnP ACPI init
[ 24.427556] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 14 devices
[ 24.427561] PnPBIOS: Disabled by ACPI PNP
[ 24.427607] PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
[ 24.427611] PCI: If a device doesn't work, try "pci=routeirq". If it helps, post a report
[ 24.427620] PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 3 of device 0000:00:00.0
[ 24.427633] PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 1 of device 0000:00:14.0
[ 24.438296] NET: Registered protocol family 8
[ 24.438298] NET: Registered protocol family 20
[ 24.439391] pnp: 00:07: ioport range 0xa00-0xa0f has been reserved
[ 24.439683] PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:01.0
[ 24.439686] IO window: 9000-9fff
[ 24.439690] MEM window: fe100000-fe1fffff
[ 24.439694] PREFETCH window: bdf00000-ddefffff
[ 24.439707] PCI: Bus 3, cardbus bridge: 0000:02:01.0
[ 24.439709] IO window: 0000a000-0000a0ff
[ 24.439715] IO window: 0000a400-0000a4ff
[ 24.439722] PREFETCH window: 44000000-47ffffff
[ 24.439728] MEM window: 48000000-4bffffff
[ 24.439735] PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:14.4
[ 24.439738] IO window: a000-bfff
[ 24.439746] MEM window: fe200000-feafffff
[ 24.439752] PREFETCH window: ddf00000-dfefffff
[ 24.439799] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:01.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 24.439829] NET: Registered protocol family 2
[ 24.477645] IP route cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
[ 24.477816] TCP established hash table entries: 131072 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
[ 24.479338] TCP bind hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
[ 24.480368] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 131072 bind 65536)
[ 24.480374] TCP reno registered
[ 24.489746] checking if image is initramfs... it is
[ 25.185103] Freeing initrd memory: 6751k freed
[ 25.185374] Simple Boot Flag at 0xff set to 0x1
[ 25.185759] audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
[ 25.185776] audit(1177603876.664:1): initialized
[ 25.185917] VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
[ 25.185937] Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
[ 25.185994] io scheduler noop registered
[ 25.185997] io scheduler anticipatory registered
[ 25.185999] io scheduler deadline registered
[ 25.186008] io scheduler cfq registered (default)
[ 25.236744] isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
[ 25.538036] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 25.565395] Real Time Clock Driver v1.12ac
[ 25.565463] Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
[ 25.565746] serial8250: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
[ 25.566417] mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
[ 25.567004] RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 65536K size 1024 blocksize
[ 25.567275] input: Macintosh mouse button emulation as /class/input/input0
[ 25.567310] Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
[ 25.567315] ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
[ 25.567617] PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:PS2K,PNP0f03:PS2M] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
[ 25.570420] i8042.c: Detected active multiplexing controller, rev 1.1.
[ 25.571081] serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
[ 25.571086] serio: i8042 AUX0 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
[ 25.571089] serio: i8042 AUX1 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
[ 25.571092] serio: i8042 AUX2 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
[ 25.571094] serio: i8042 AUX3 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
[ 25.571234] EISA: Probing bus 0 at eisa.0
[ 25.571259] Cannot allocate resource for EISA slot 4
[ 25.571280] EISA: Detected 0 cards.
[ 25.601354] TCP cubic registered
[ 25.601363] NET: Registered protocol family 1
[ 25.601387] Using IPI No-Shortcut mode
[ 25.601482] ACPI: (supports S0 S1 S3 S4 S5)
[ 25.601539] Magic number: 3:255:187
[ 25.601784] hash matches device 0000:02:01.2
[ 25.602084] Freeing unused kernel memory: 328k freed
[ 25.603897] Time: tsc clocksource has been installed.
[ 25.615241] input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input1
[ 26.821299] Capability LSM initialized
[ 26.859598] ACPI: CPU0 (power states: C1[C1] C2[C2] C3[C3])
[ 26.859605] ACPI: Processor [CPU1] (supports 8 throttling states)
[ 26.859613] ACPI Exception (acpi_processor-0677): AE_NOT_FOUND, Processor Device is not present [20060707]
[ 3.148000] ACPI: Thermal Zone [THRM] (43 C)
[ 3.152000] Time: acpi_pm clocksource has been installed.
[ 3.548000] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 3.548000] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 3.548000] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 3.548000] ohci_hcd: 2006 August 04 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver
[ 3.548000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:13.0[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 3.548000] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0: OHCI Host Controller
[ 3.552000] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
[ 3.552000] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0: irq 17, io mem 0xfebff000
[ 3.620000] usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 3.620000] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 3.620000] hub 1-0:1.0: 4 ports detected
[ 3.636000] 8139cp: 10/100 PCI Ethernet driver v1.3 (Mar 22, 2004)
[ 3.724000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:13.1[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 3.724000] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.1: OHCI Host Controller
[ 3.724000] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
[ 3.724000] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.1: irq 17, io mem 0xfebfe000
[ 3.780000] usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 3.780000] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 3.780000] hub 2-0:1.0: 4 ports detected
[ 3.884000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:13.2[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 3.884000] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.2: EHCI Host Controller
[ 3.884000] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
[ 3.884000] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.2: irq 17, io mem 0xfebfd000
[ 3.884000] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.2: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
[ 3.884000] usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 3.884000] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 3.884000] hub 3-0:1.0: 8 ports detected
[ 3.988000] 8139cp 0000:02:00.0: This (id 10ec:8139 rev 10) is not an 8139C+ compatible chip
[ 3.988000] 8139cp 0000:02:00.0: Try the "8139too" driver instead.
[ 3.988000] 8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.28
[ 3.988000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
[ 3.988000] eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xf884ec00, 00:18:f3:2b:6d:e0, IRQ 18
[ 3.988000] eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
[ 3.988000] ATIIXP: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:14.1
[ 3.988000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:14.1[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 3.988000] ATIIXP: chipset revision 128
[ 3.988000] ATIIXP: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
[ 3.988000] ide0: BM-DMA at 0xff00-0xff07, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
[ 3.988000] ide1: BM-DMA at 0xff08-0xff0f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:DMA
[ 3.988000] Probing IDE interface ide0...
[ 4.276000] hda: HTS541080G9AT00, ATA DISK drive
[ 4.452000] usb 3-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[ 4.584000] usb 3-5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 4.948000] ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
[ 4.964000] Probing IDE interface ide1...
[ 5.072000] usb 2-3: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2
[ 5.360000] usb 2-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 5.976000] hdd: TSSTcorpCD/DVDW TS-L632D, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
[ 6.032000] ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
[ 6.064000] SCSI subsystem initialized
[ 6.072000] libata version 2.20 loaded.
[ 6.080000] hda: max request size: 512KiB
[ 6.092000] hda: 156301488 sectors (80026 MB) w/7539KiB Cache, CHS=16383/255/63, UDMA(100)
[ 6.092000] hda: cache flushes supported
[ 6.092000] hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 < hda5 hda6 hda7 hda8 >
[ 6.180000] hdd: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM DVD-R-RAM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
[ 6.180000] Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
[ 6.580000] Attempting manual resume
[ 6.580000] swsusp: Resume From Partition 3:5
[ 6.580000] PM: Checking swsusp image.
[ 6.600000] PM: Resume from disk failed.
[ 6.644000] kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
[ 6.644000] EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
[ 21.240000] eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x45E1
[ 22.692000] pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
[ 22.696000] shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
[ 22.880000] piix4_smbus 0000:00:14.0: Found 0000:00:14.0 device
[ 23.624000] Linux agpgart interface v0.102 (c) Dave Jones
[ 23.780000] irda_init()
[ 23.780000] NET: Registered protocol family 23
[ 23.968000] Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 6.1, id: 0xa3a0b3, caps: 0xa04713/0x10008
[ 24.008000] input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /class/input/input2
[ 24.184000] parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
[ 24.184000] parport0: PC-style at 0x378, irq 7 [PCSPP,EPP]
[ 24.216000] input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input3
[ 24.308000] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.11
[ 24.308000] NET: Registered protocol family 31
[ 24.308000] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[ 24.308000] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[ 24.508000] Bluetooth: HCI USB driver ver 2.9
[ 24.528000] sdhci: Secure Digital Host Controller Interface driver
[ 24.528000] sdhci: Copyright(c) Pierre Ossman
[ 24.528000] sdhci: SDHCI controller found at 0000:02:01.1 [1180:0822] (rev 17)
[ 24.528000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:01.1[C] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
[ 24.528000] mmc0: SDHCI at 0xfeaff800 irq 19 DMA
[ 24.584000] Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:02:01.0 [1043:1397]
[ 24.616000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:14.2[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 24.640000] usbcore: registered new interface driver hci_usb
[ 24.712000] Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x0e38, PCI irq 16
[ 24.712000] Socket status: 30000006
[ 24.712000] Yenta: Raising subordinate bus# of parent bus (#02) from #03 to #06
[ 24.712000] pcmcia: parent PCI bridge I/O window: 0xa000 - 0xbfff
[ 24.712000] cs: IO port probe 0xa000-0xbfff: clean.
[ 24.712000] pcmcia: parent PCI bridge Memory window: 0xfe200000 - 0xfeafffff
[ 24.712000] pcmcia: parent PCI bridge Memory window: 0xddf00000 - 0xdfefffff
[ 25.048000] cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x3af: clean.
[ 25.048000] cs: IO port probe 0x3e0-0x4ff: excluding 0x408-0x40f 0x4d0-0x4d7
[ 25.052000] cs: IO port probe 0x820-0x8ff: excluding 0x830-0x837
[ 25.052000] cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcf7: excluding 0xc00-0xc07 0xc10-0xc17 0xc50-0xc57 0xc68-0xc6f 0xcd0-0xcdf
[ 25.052000] cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
[ 25.216000] lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
[ 25.288000] ndiswrapper version 1.38 loaded (preempt=no,smp=yes)
[ 25.412000] ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5 (ASUS,02/11/2005, 3.100.64.0) loaded
[ 25.416000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:03.0[A] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
[ 25.424000] ndiswrapper: using IRQ 20
[ 26.072000] wlan0: ethernet device 00:18:f3:2b:c7:3d using NDIS driver: bcmwl5, version: 0x3644000, NDIS version: 0x501, vendor: '', 14E4:4318.5.conf
[ 26.072000] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
[ 26.140000] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 26.164000] Adding 1028120k swap on /dev/disk/by-uuid/b4844fb3-ac9a-45a5-a74b-e97aecb8aeef. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:1028120k
[ 26.468000] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[ 26.468000] lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
[ 26.468000] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 26.520000] EXT3 FS on hda7, internal journal
[ 37.136000] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 51.940000] kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
[ 51.940000] EXT3 FS on hda8, internal journal
[ 51.940000] EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
[ 53.500000] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[ 55.352000] Asus Laptop ACPI Extras version 0.30
[ 55.352000] BSTS called, 0xff returned
[ 55.352000] unsupported model A6Rp, trying default values
[ 55.352000] send /proc/acpi/dsdt to the developers
[ 55.384000] ACPI: AC Adapter [AC0] (off-line)
[ 55.440000] ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT0] (battery present)
[ 55.504000] input: Power Button (FF) as /class/input/input4
[ 55.508000] ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
[ 55.552000] input: Lid Switch as /class/input/input5
[ 55.556000] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
[ 55.600000] input: Power Button (CM) as /class/input/input6
[ 55.604000] ACPI: Power Button (CM) [PWRB]
[ 55.648000] input: Sleep Button (CM) as /class/input/input7
[ 55.652000] ACPI: Sleep Button (CM) [SLPB]
[ 55.672000] Using specific hotkey driver
[ 55.708000] No dock devices found.
[ 55.752000] ibm_acpi: ec object not found
[ 55.844000] ACPI: Video Device [VGA] (multi-head: yes rom: no post: no)
[ 55.888000] pcc_acpi: loading...
[ 60.328000] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
[ 65.468000] apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)
[ 65.468000] apm: overridden by ACPI.
[ 65.832000] hda-intel: Invalid position buffer, using LPIB read method instead.
[ 65.852000] Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.8
[ 65.852000] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 65.988000] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[ 65.988000] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[ 65.988000] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.8
[ 712.448000] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 814.744000] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 858.352000] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
___________________________________________
lspci -vv>
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 5a31 (rev 01)
 Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 5a31
 Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
 Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR-
 Latency: 64
 Region 3: Memory at <ignored> (64-bit, non-prefetchable)

00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
 Latency: 64
 Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
 I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff
 Memory behind bridge: fe100000-fe1fffff
 Prefetchable memory behind bridge: bdf00000-ddefffff
 Secondary status: 66MHz+ FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
 BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR+ NoISA- VGA+ MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
 Capabilities: <access denied>

00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
 Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 1397
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
 Latency: 64, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 17
 Region 0: Memory at febff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
 Capabilities: <access denied>

00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
 Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 1397
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
 Latency: 64, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 17
 Region 0: Memory at febfe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
 Capabilities: <access denied>

00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
 Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 1397
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
 Latency: 64, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 17
 Region 0: Memory at febfd000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
 Capabilities: <access denied>

00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 82)
 Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 1397
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
 Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
 Region 0: I/O ports at 0b00 [size=16]
 Region 1: Memory at 40000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]

00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller ATI (rev 80) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
 Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 1397
 Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
 Latency: 0
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
 Region 0: I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
 Region 1: I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
 Region 2: I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
 Region 3: I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
 Region 4: I/O ports at ff00 [size=16]
 Capabilities: <access denied>

00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SB450 HDA Audio (rev 01)
 Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 1393
 Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=slow >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
 Latency: 64, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
 Interrupt: pin ? routed to IRQ 16
 Region 0: Memory at febf8000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
 Capabilities: <access denied>

00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev 80)
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle+ MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
 Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
 Latency: 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (rev 80) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
 Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
 Latency: 64
 Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=06, sec-latency=64
 I/O behind bridge: 0000a000-0000bfff
 Memory behind bridge: fe200000-feafffff
 Prefetchable memory behind bridge: ddf00000-dfefffff
 Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
 BridgeCtl: Parity+ SERR+ NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200M] (prog-if 00 [VGA])
 Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 1392
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
 Latency: 64 (2000ns min), Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
 Region 0: Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
 Region 1: I/O ports at 9800 [size=256]
 Region 2: Memory at fe1f0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
 Expansion ROM at fe1c0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
 Capabilities: <access denied>

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
 Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 1045
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
 Latency: 64 (8000ns min, 16000ns max)
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 18
 Region 0: I/O ports at b800 [size=256]
 Region 1: Memory at feaffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
 Capabilities: <access denied>

02:01.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev b3)
 Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 1397
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
 Latency: 168
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
 Region 0: Memory at fe200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
 Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=06, sec-latency=176
 Memory window 0: 44000000-47fff000 (prefetchable)
 Memory window 1: 48000000-4bfff000
 I/O window 0: 0000a000-0000a0ff
 I/O window 1: 0000a400-0000a4ff
 BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- 16bInt+ PostWrite+
 16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

02:01.1 Generic system peripheral [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 17)
 Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 1397
 Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
 Latency: 64
 Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 19
 Region 0: Memory at feaff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
 Capabilities: <access denied>

02:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 08)
 Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 1397
 Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
 Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 5
 Region 0: Memory at feaff400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
 Capabilities: <access denied>

02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
 Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. A6U notebook embedded card
 Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
 Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
 Latency: 64
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 20
 Region 0: Memory at feafc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
_______________________________
iwconfig >
gp@gpmp-laptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:off/any
          Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
          Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
          RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
________________________________

Content of /etc/network/interfaces:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.0.3
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.0.210

auto eth2
iface eth2 inet dhcp

auto ath0
iface ath0 inet dhcp

iface ppp0 inet ppp
provider ppp0

auto eth0

iface wlan0 inet static
address 192.168.0.4
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.0.210
wireless-essid my_essid
wireless-key my_passphrase

auto wlan0
____________________________________

Let me know if I can supply any more info.
Thanks.

H.E. Pennypacker (klop2964) wrote :

I can back this bug. It seems I have never been able to connect using Ubuntu's Networking Administration tool. I can now connect using Network Manager, but before using Network Manager, I was experiencing avahi problems.

I don't know what avahi is, but the terminal would spew out an error related to it.

One further detail which may or may not be related. When I login from gdm screen to gnome desktop (wireless setup with Roaming disabled & static ip -- so wireless not working as described above -- & wired eth0 physically disconnected -- so no outside data communication at all), desktop loading is very slow (maybe 10 times slower than when some network connection is present). Also, desktop operation is slow ie. takes 10-20 seconds for a terminal window to open, takes 10-20 seconds for System>Administration>Network to open network manager.

The bug I describe above may be connected with other reported 'slow desktop' bugs such as Bug #94048.

Perhaps avahi is to blame here as well???

Further information & work around:

I have discovered that Network Manager writes the WEP passphrase to /etc/network/interfaces as plain text despite selecting Hex. I can get my network working with static IP iff I manually change /etc/network/interfaces and enter my WEP passphrase in Hex. The result of this intervention is the I can get wireless working with static IP but nm-applet no longer does its job and the routing table comes up misconfigured(ie. sends internal traffic to eth0 instead of wlan0. I assume nm adjusts this normally but my intervention stops this being properly configured at the time the network is being brought up). To have the routing table come up in a working form I have had to remove all references to eth0 in /etc/network/interfaces.

Also note: I now think that avahi error was a symptom & not the cause as I get no error message from avahi now. But also note that avahi enters items in the routing table which are irrelevant to my network - not sure if this is a bug or not???
I think avahi is entering this line in routing table:
169.254.0.0 * 255.255.0.0 U 1000 0 0 wlan0

Also note: The above mentioned desktop slowdown is very real when I have no network connection (a common situation with a laptop). The effect is immediate once the network is lost.

Hugo Heden (hugoheden) wrote :

I second this bug. It seems to still be valid on Gutsy Tribe 5

$ network-admin --version
GNOME network-admin 2.19.1

A somewhat messy workaround: Edit /etc/network/interfaces as described in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202834 .

On Sat, Aug 25, 2007 at 09:49:46PM -0000, Hugo Heden wrote:
> I second this bug. It seems to still be valid on Gutsy Tribe 5
>
> $ network-admin --version
> GNOME network-admin 2.19.1
>
> A somewhat messy workaround: Edit /etc/network/interfaces as described
> in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202834 .
>

for me manually configuring wpa network, works in
nm/network-admin. (latest gutsy)

 - Alexander

Note that the slow desktop aspect to this which was reported by myself (2007-04-27 & 2007-05-02) are NOT related to this bug but related to another Bug #78263 .

Nanley Chery (nanoman) on 2007-09-07
Changed in network-manager:
status: New → Confirmed
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

ok ... I reread this bug. If you don't select roaming mode in gnome network-admin (this is what is open if you select manually configuration ... in network manager), then network manager will not manage that wireless device at all, because you "manually configured it". Thus, you will not be able to see other networks - actually you will see no results from that interface at all anymore.

Changed in network-manager:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Hugo Heden (hugoheden) wrote :

I'm just a little concerned that I can't configure wireless using *network-admin* (System==>Administration==>Network) (as opposed to NetworkManager/nm-applet). I just don't seem to get the actual connection (though there is no UI that tells me that).

This is how I interpret this bug -- network-admin does not work(?) for configuring wireless -- one must use NetworkManager(?). Also, I think bug 124052 -- "network-admin/nm-applet disparity confuses users" -- is highly valid.

Why would I want to use network-admin for configuring wireless, when NetworkManager works well?

1) Because I want to configure wireless (using GUI) so that it uses WPA with static IP -- not possible with NetworkManager 0.6.5.

2) Because "I can" -- the UI indicates it should be possible.

Anyway, NetworkManager 0.7 will _hopefully_ be released in time for Hardy Heron. If that works out well, the whole network-admin part of gnome-system-tools can be removed, because all functionality in network-admin will be included in NetworkManager.. right? Is that the plan? That would be just beautiful :-)

On Sun, Sep 09, 2007 at 05:39:44PM -0000, Hugo Heden wrote:
> I'm just a little concerned that I can't configure wireless using
> *network-admin* (System==>Administration==>Network) (as opposed to
> NetworkManager/nm-applet). I just don't seem to get the actual
> connection (though there is no UI that tells me that).
>
> This is how I interpret this bug -- network-admin does not work(?) for
> configuring wireless -- one must use NetworkManager(?). Also, I think
> bug 124052 -- "network-admin/nm-applet disparity confuses users" -- is
> highly valid.

That sounds like a network-admin bug then. How does it fail? Can't you
use ifup/ifdown afterwards?

 - Alexander

Hugo Heden (hugoheden) wrote :

Yes, probably a network-admin bug.. or a bug concerning some conflict between NetworkManager and network-admin?

I had actually not tried ifdown/ifup.. I'm taking the newbie-perspective here -- it shouldn't be necessary. (Actually I *am* pretty much a semi-newbie, so I'm really good at taking that perspective)

However, it works better today.. (after the big Gutsy-update?) Sorry. Me feel stupid.

I still have some problems with network-admin, but nothing that fits in this bug.

 / Hugo

Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 01:30:06PM -0000, Hugo Heden wrote:
> Yes, probably a network-admin bug.. or a bug concerning some conflict
> between NetworkManager and network-admin?
>
> I had actually not tried ifdown/ifup.. I'm taking the newbie-perspective
> here -- it shouldn't be necessary. (Actually I *am* pretty much a semi-
> newbie, so I'm really good at taking that perspective)

Well to help me figure out how to fix it you have to get away from the
newbie-perspective ... just to finally fix things so you can take that
position again :)

 - Alexander

Bug now has fix.
marking as dup.

Changed in network-manager:
status: Invalid → Incomplete
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