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  1. #1
    joniola NNTP User

    Default Network Manager Broken?


    Running OpenSuse 11.1/KDE4, internal Atheros 242 (ath5k) and D-link usb
    (rt73usb) wireless cards. Drivers installed, recognized and working
    (under ifup).

    Network manager won't let me choose wireless connections, which work
    fine under ifup - NM shows connections but when I click one it is
    unresponsive and won't connect. Under Network Settings (switching to
    ifup), it'll scan and let me choose available networks, however when I
    choose user controlled through network manager, it stalls on "activate
    network settings" with the error "no network running". If I change back
    to ifup, it works. Wired works without issue.

    Wifimanager shows a connection and will scan wireless connections, and
    the led's on my wireless card seem to respond to network traffic,
    however there's no connection as Firefox, etc., won't load anything.
    Sysinfo reports "unknown connection".

    Iwconfig also shows that everything is working fine - wlan0 and wlan1
    loaded and operational.

    I uninstalled and reinstalled networkmanager to no avail, it still
    seems to hang when I choose a wireless connection.

    Important that I get networkmanager running as I frequently connect to
    open wireless networks at my office.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


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    Axeia NNTP User

    Default Re: Network Manager Broken?


    Been a reoccurring issue for me, with both the gnome and kde3 network
    managers.

    You could try ' wicd ' (http://wicd.sourceforge.net/) as an
    alternative.. I'm too much of a nub to ever have gotten it to work
    though.
    Or you could try the KDE4 network manager, which did always detect
    networks reliably for me, but had other issues.. it's in development and
    it was long time ago I tested it though, so might work nicely nowadays.


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    RicardoVarasSantana NNTP User

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    Hi,

    What I used to do while KDE was on my machine is:

    Pre: Add the wireless network.

    1.-Change to offline mode.
    2.-Go back to online mode again.
    3.-Edit connection (in case you have more than 1).
    4.-Click Save and Connect.

    That worked for me. Sometimes it took just too long, and I turned the
    wireless off and on, and tried again.

    On GNOME it works better, maybe they have different drivers or applet.
    Don't know.

    Regards.


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    Axeia NNTP User

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    mmh just installed wicd (there is a one click install up on webpin) and
    although it sees all networks.. it seems to get stuck on "NETGEAR:
    Generating WPA configuration file...."
    NETGEAR is an unsecured network, and not one I want to connect to.

    Bit silly, as apart from that it looks like something that could work.


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    joniola NNTP User

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    Axeia;1918701 Wrote:
    > mmh just installed wicd (there is a one click install up on webpin) and
    > although it sees all networks.. it seems to get stuck on "NETGEAR:
    > Generating WPA configuration file...."
    > NETGEAR is an unsecured network, and not one I want to connect to.
    >
    > Bit silly, as apart from that it looks like something that could work.


    For s's and g's, I'll take a look at it.

    NM was irreparably broken, did a new install and swore to myself I
    wouldn't mess it up again. One of the biggest mistakes we all make is
    updating when there's little to no need to do so. You know the old
    saying, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

    I did find an entry in dmesg that showed the system had deinitialized
    both drivers after loading them - so, if you NM isn't working, type
    dmesg in terminal and look for an obvious error (reason 3?).


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