Re: BUG: NM only connects the third time

On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 21:59 +0100, Eric Brunet lps ens fr wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 04:16:16PM -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> > > Your message motivated me to try to compile knetworkmanager from svn. As
> > > you predicted, it solved my problem. Thanks a lot ! I wonder why fedora
> > > didn't push an update to fix that annoying bug.
> > 
> > Which Fedora version?  F7 or F8?
> That's a Fedora 7, with a knetworkmanager from svn20070815, while the bug
> has been fixed (I think) on 20070827:
> 	2007-08-27 07:30  Helmut Schaa <hschaa suse de>
> 		* src/knetworkmanager-nminfo.cpp: Avoid a race on the DBus which
> 		  sometimes prevents connection to wireless networks

You might want to file a bug against knetworkmanager in Fedora bugzilla
to alert the maintainer to the fix so that he/she can package it up and
push it out.

> > What hardware do you have?  You may need to ensure that the dcdbas
> > kernel module is installed for Dell laptops, and that you have
> > dellWirelessCtl.  This message means that HAL has an rfkill item for
> > your laptop, but the error says that something is going wrong when
> > querying that killswitch.  What version (and RPM release #) of HAL do
> > you have?
> > 
> That was it; I have a dell, but didn't know about dcdbas or libsmbiosi
> (and the error message didn't help...) Thanks for the info !

Upstream libsmbios just figured out how to get the module to autoload,
so hopefully that will get pushed into a new Fedora kernel at some point
and obsolete any hacks people have.


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