Re: NetworkManager not automatically connecting....


Am Mittwoch, 7. November 2007 08:16:03 schrieb Joe Emenaker:
> So, I recently changed my Debian box from ifplugd/wpa_supplicant to
> using NetworkManager.
> I commented out everything except the "lo" interface in
> /etc/network/interfaces, and I disabled autoloading of ifplugd by
> renaming /etc/init.d/ifplugd to "" and did the same for
> wpa_supplicant.
> Now, in KDE, using knetworkmanager, I get a few strange symptoms:
>  - I can click on the icon in the kicker and manually connect to
> wireless AP's (it even remembers my WPA key from last time), but it
> doesn't just automatically connect like its supposed to. I always have
> to connect manually with mouse clicks.

This is a bug in KNM which is already fixed in current SVN and will be fixed 
in 0.2.1 (to be released soon).

>  - After resuming at a different location from a suspend-to-disk or
> suspend-to-ram (for example, resuming at home after suspending at work),
> NW doesn't switch to my home network (even though it's in my list of
> trusted AP's). The tray icon indicates that I'm connected.

What does the output of nm-tool show?

>  - Furthermore, right-clicking on knetworkmanager still shows the AP at
> work... with an appreciable signal strength indicated.... which
> certainly isn't right.
>  - Then, when I manually select my home network, NM configures and gets
> and IP and everything is great.... for about 15 seconds... and then the
> connection vanishes. (At this point, the tray icon indicates that I'm
> NOT connected). At this point, if I manually connect to my home net
> again, *this* time, it sticks.

The NetworkManager-logfile would be great for tracking this issue down :)

> I posted to the Debian-Laptop list, and someone on there indicated that
> they're getting this same behavior even from the Gnome NM tool... so I
> don't think it's a problem with KDE. It appears that NM isn't getting
> properly notified by the system about changes to wireless environment. I
> haven't tested to see if plugging a wired cable in will automatically
> config.
> Anybody have any ideas?
> - Joe


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