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Re: problem with NetworkManager



On Fri, 2009-04-10 at 09:54 +0100, psmith wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> > On Thu, 2009-04-09 at 23:53 +0100, psmith wrote:
> >   
> >> Craig White wrote:
> >>     
> >>> Wireless was working fine on F10 but when I updated to F11-Beta and then
> >>> did a yum update which pretty much updated everything, my wired network
> >>> is OK but wireless is not. I can't point the finger at NetworkManager on
> >>> F11 because I am not all that familiar with how it's supposed to work
> >>> because it just worked on F10 and before that, my previous laptop
> >>> pre-dated NM.
> >>>
> >>> For some reason that I don't understand, the KDE Networking Widget in
> >>> the status tray has 'Enable Wireless' dimmed ('Enable Networking' is of
> >>> course checked).
> >>>
> >>> I cannot connect to my wireless LAN at all.
> >>>
> >>> Any suggestions?
> >>>
> >>> Craig
> >>>
> >>> I did some editing to ifcfg-wlan0 because for some reason, NM_CONTROLLED
> >>> and USERCTL were set to no after the update.
> >>>
> >>> # cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0
> >>> # Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express
> >>> Adapter
> >>> DEVICE=wlan0
> >>> HWADDR=00:23:4e:7e:61:bf
> >>> BOOTPROTO=dhcp
> >>> TYPE=Wireless
> >>> ONBOOT=no
> >>> USERCTL=yes
> >>> PEERDNS=yes
> >>> IPV6INIT=no
> >>> NM_CONTROLLED=yes
> >>> RATE=auto
> >>> MODE=Auto
> >>> ESSID=
> >>> CHANNEL=
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>   
> >>>       
> >> i had a similar problem in F11 beta on my aspire one, it was caused by 
> >> the acer_wmi module, try removing that if it's loaded and see if it 
> >> makes a difference
> >>     
> > ----
> > all the difference in the world...thanks
> >
> > Craig
> >
> >
> >   
> what type of laptop is it craig? as the acer_wmi module shouldn't be 
> loaded an the aspire one as the wmi implementation on these laptops in 
> non functional so this is why i thought it was messing around with the 
> wireless card, but if yours isn't an aspire one it may be something 
> else, though i wonder how many other laptops have non functional wmi 
> implementations?
> 
> i really need to get round to filing a bug against this
----
it is an Aspire One (Model ZG5 - 160 Gb - 8.9" screen - 1 Gb RAM) came
with the 'Redmond' OS pre-installed. Acer is starting to release more
variations than Mrs Carter has liver pills.

If you do file a bug against this, let me know and I'll add in my
lspci/dmidecode and anything else relevant I guess. 

Thanks - Craig


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