NM connection editor: Adding wired connections does not work

Bug #367227 reported by trbs on 2009-04-26
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
network-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: network-manager

after booting one time the Network Connections list was suddenly empty. (and thus no network connection)
using ifconfig eth0 is there but was not up.

starting the network-manager and trying to add a wired connection does nothing for the first time you press the 'add' button. on the command line is gives the following error message:

(nm-connection-editor:4923): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_hash_table_lookup: assertion `hash_table != NULL' failed

** (nm-connection-editor:4923): WARNING **: Unknown setting '802-3-ethernet'

** (nm-connection-editor:4923): WARNING **: create_new_connection_for_type: unhandled connection type '(null)'

** (nm-connection-editor:4923): WARNING **: Can't add new connection of type '802-3-ethernet'

pressing the button a second time yields the editing-wired-connection-1 dialog.
trying to add the 'new' connection with the 'Available to all users' option enabled gave me the following error message:

Could not add connection - PolicyKit authorization could not be created; invalid action ID
[WARN 4923] polkit-action.c:211:polkit_action_set_action_id(): polkit_action_validate_id (action_id)
 Not built with -rdynamic so unable to print a backtrace

# lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 9.04
Release: 9.04

# apt-cache policy network-manager
network-manager:
  Installed: 0.7.1~rc4.1.cf199a964-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 0.7.1~rc4.1.cf199a964-0ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 0.7.1~rc4.1.cf199a964-0ubuntu2 0
        500 http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp jaunty/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Gconf:

NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: network-manager 0.7.1~rc4.1.cf199a964-0ubuntu2
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: network-manager
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686
WpaSupplicantLog:

trbs (trbs) wrote :
Alkis Georgopoulos (alkisg) wrote :

I'm also experiencing this.

I.e. if one NIC (whether wired or wireless) is declared as static /etc/network/interfaces,
then I can't create a *system* connection with nm-connection-editor for the other NIC.

I'm able to create user connections, i.e. without checking the "Available to all users" checkbox,
but if I try to check this box and make them system connections later on,
then the connections disappear from nm-connection-editor.

In all cases, even if they don't show up in the nm-connection-editor dialog, the connections *are present* on the file system, I can see them in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections.

If I remove the static NIC declaration from /etc/network/interfaces everything works fine.

Matteo Orefice (orefice-matteo) wrote :

I have the same problem, I would like to use interfaces file with wpa_supplicant at system startup (for always connected / user session connection independance ) and also I need a second wired connection shared with other computers at system level, so I configureg a static wireless network in /etc/network/interafaces and tried to use nm-connection-editor to add a shared connection on the second eth wired but connection disappeared, only the file is present in the etc dir . I'd like to do it with network manager before using dhcpd way cause my users are "dummy"

Thomas Hood (jdthood) wrote :

Has this bug been fixed in Ubuntu 12.04?

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Thomas Hood (jdthood) on 2012-07-05
summary: - network manager connection editor adding wired connections does not work
+ NM connection editor: Adding wired connections does not work
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for network-manager (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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