Saved wireless networks/VPNs unavailable after Oneric upgrade

Bug #839767 reported by Greg Michalec on 2011-09-02
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
network-manager (Ubuntu)
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre

Bug Description

I just upgraded to Oneric (via update-manager -d), and now my saved network passwords and vpns are no long available. I can connect to wireless networks and re-enter passwords, and they persist (they show up in the 'Edit Connections' dialog), but the old networks do not. I do see the new networks in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections. What's strange is that is see the old connections and vpns in gconf-editor under /system/network/connections. Was there something that was supposed to run and migrate these settings out of gconf?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: network-manager 0.9.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-9.15-generic 3.0.3
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-9-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: amd64
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Date: Fri Sep 2 13:16:59 2011
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
 default via dev wlan0 proto static dev wlan0 scope link metric 1000 dev wlan0 proto kernel scope link src
Keyfiles: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
SourcePackage: network-manager
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-09-02 (0 days ago)

Greg Michalec (greg-primate) wrote :
Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

nm-applet is supposed to do that for you, but it appearently doesn't work in this case.

There is enough information here to try to reproduce the migration issues, so I'll mark this Triaged/Medium and work on trying to get this tested, to find out which part cannot be migrated.

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (mathieu-tl)

Could somebody please point out how to start the migration.

Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) wrote :

I just got this bug when I updated to oneiric. Is there a way to manually do the migration from the gconf settings (as previously asked)? It's very frustrating to have to re-enter every network, especially when you don't have easy access to the wireless password.

oriolpont (oriolpont) wrote :

to trigger the migration, you can open gconf-editor and set apps/nm-applet/stamp to 2. This should migrate the network settings (and reset then stamp to 3 automatically)

thanks :)

It's still unclear what kind of setting causes migration to fail. Could somebody having this problem report back here or file a new bug about their configuration and hopefully include the gconf keys which should get migrated?

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

well, as the migration worked with the direktions from oriolpont (oriolpont) i can't help with that anymore.

But I can say, that after the upgrade my first login failed and i had to set the "right" userrights to ~/.Xauthority

bojo42 (bojo42) wrote :

I also had this issue with precise (coming from lucid) and needed to do a manual migration. For my workaround see

Thomas Hood (jdthood) on 2012-07-26
Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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