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Re: NetworkManager user agent

From: Sam Varshavchik <mrsam_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Oct 04 2011 - 21:52:19 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

Robert Locke writes:

> On Tue, 2011-10-04 at 01:01 -0400, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> > When selecting a previously unknown wireless network, I am not getting
> > prompted for the password. NetworkManager just complains in
> > /var/log/messages that "Access point {name} has security, but secrets are
> > required", then gives up.
> >
> > I figured out that I can launch nm-connection-editor, and find my way to an
> > obscure dialog where I can enter the wireless password, but this seems
> > wrong. As I recall, selecting an previously unknown network from nm-applet,
> > should result in me being automatically prompted for the password,
> directly.
> >
> > Some googling found this:
> >
> > http://projects.gnome.org/NetworkManager/developers/migrating-to-09/ref-
> migrating.html#id565872
> >
> > So, which package contains the user agent that prompts for wireless
> password?
> >
> For me, downloading the packages from the following fixed the problem:
> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/NetworkManager-
> Not sure if it has hit updates-testing yet....

My problem is not this crash.

I simply don't get prompted for an access point's password. I don't think
that my nm-applet crashes, as this bug is reporting, if it crashed I'd
expect my abrt to be squawking about it.

I just don't get the password prompt.

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