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    Question The network manager is not responsive afer some time

    I've noticed the following issue with my Ubuntu 12.04 installation. After some time while the laptop is working the network manager becomes not responsive at all. For example: I can see the available wireless networks, but I can't disconnect from the current SSID and connect to another SSID, or I can't connect using my USB 3G modem.
    Loging out and than back loging into the session solve this. Any idea?

    P.S. During all the time when I'm connected, I don't have issues with the connectivity.
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    Question Re: The network manager is not responsive afer some time

    Hm... any idea where I should look for clues when this happens. I found that it's reproducible. Where's the log of the Network Manager?
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    Post Re: The network manager is not responsive afer some time

    Just to give you an idea how it looks like when it hangs. The screenshot shows that at this moment, the VPN sub menu is not available anymore. Instead of options, I just see a small grey rectangle. Also, when this happens I can't disconnect from the SSID I'm connected to (the connectivity itself isn't affected at all), practically the whole menu isn't responding at all.
    I noticed that this happens only when I'm using an external USB device for connectivity (I use DWA-131 and a Huawai 3G USB modem).
    When I use the embedded wifi card, no issues...
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    Re: The network manager is not responsive afer some time

    Hmm... mine's been doing something similar - I think it's not network-manager itself, it's the nm-applet - I've resorted to restarting it when it misbehaves (it's just a user process, part of the gnome session I think):

    Code:
    pkill nm-applet
    nm-applet 2>/dev/null &
    FWIW my version is

    Code:
    $ apt-cache policy network-manager-gnome
    network-manager-gnome:
      Installed: 0.9.4.1-0ubuntu2
      Candidate: 0.9.4.1-0ubuntu2
      Version table:
     *** 0.9.4.1-0ubuntu2 0
            500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main i386 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    This is on a laptop running an internal Intel card (driver=iwl4965)

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    Re: The network manager is not responsive afer some time

    Looks like I have the same version, the only difference is that mine is 64 bit.
    Code:
    $ apt-cache policy network-manager-gnome
    network-manager-gnome:
      Installed: 0.9.4.1-0ubuntu2
      Candidate: 0.9.4.1-0ubuntu2
      Version table:
     *** 0.9.4.1-0ubuntu2 0
            500 http://bg.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main amd64 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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    Re: The network manager is not responsive afer some time

    Здрасти пич! Аз имах този проблем преди много време и мисля че го оправих като инсталирах WICD netowork manager-а. Пробвай,може и да има резултати
    I killed hope,but you buried it....

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    Talking Re: The network manager is not responsive afer some time

    That's quite amazing. I think you've actually nailed this. Executing
    Code:
    pkill nm-applet
    nm-applet 2>/dev/null &
    solves it! And you're right, it's not the Network Manager itself, it's just the nm-applet that is hanging. Throughout the execution of the above commands I haven't lost connectivity at all.
    Do you have any idea why this is happening, obviously this is a way to overcome it, but... can we avoid it from happening at all?
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    Smile Re: The network manager is not responsive afer some time

    Quote Originally Posted by alexandari View Post
    Здрасти пич! Аз имах този проблем преди много време и мисля че го оправих като инсталирах wicd netowork manager-а. Пробвай,може и да има резултати
    Ами да, до това е друг пакет за управление на мрежовите интерфейси, би трябвало да реши този проблем. Трябва да го пробвам някой път, когато имам време. Благодаря за идеята
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