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    Network Manager 0.7 Preliminary Testing

    Alexander Sack, who's working on the possible integration of NM 0.7 for Hardy, has packaged it for testing, and would like your feedback before pushing it into Hardy. Packages are available in his PPA.

    Please test and report bugs and your experiences in this thread (and not the network-manager source package in Launchpad). Remember to cite the chipset and driver of your network hardware, and the encryption standard you're using (WEP, WPA or WPA2).(No, you shouldn't be using WEP.)

    "lshw -class network" will provide info on your hardware. For privacy, you may want to remove the "serial" line it produces, since it's the MAC address of your device.

    Be warned: this will probably break your networking at some point. Make sure you know how to recover before going ahead.
    Last edited by 23meg; January 27th, 2008 at 03:17 AM.

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    Re: Network Manager 0.7 Preliminary Testing

    Great news !

    I will test it soon at home with Atheros 5418 on wpa-2
    Last edited by mabovo; January 24th, 2008 at 06:26 PM.

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    Re: Network Manager 0.7 Preliminary Testing

    I just installed NM 0.7, it works well with my wired network connection and it seems to be faster than NM 0.6.
    Think carefully before executing commands containing "rm", especially "sudo rm -rf ", if you require more information concerning this matter, read this.
    I am an experimenter, give me the most stable OS and I can make it unstable in a few hours.

    C == seriously fast == FTW!

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    Re: Network Manager 0.7 Preliminary Testing

    No luck with a wpa-2 and iwl3945 driver. nm-applet crashes the first time it launches, then will not show up anytime afterwards. Reverted back to nm 0.65 fine.

    Mike
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    Re: Network Manager 0.7 Preliminary Testing

    Works here in Virtualbox, but "Edit connections" does nothing.

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    Re: Network Manager 0.7 Preliminary Testing

    Code:
    $ lspci | grep Wireless
    06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
    No dice directly after upgrade (says there are no networking devices), but works smoothly after a reboot. My wireless passphrase was not remembered, I had to enter it again.
    I haven't tested any other features, but I connects and stays connected.
    Will be back for a more extensive test report soon.

    Edit: When I try to configure a VPN nm-applet just tells me that there is no VPN software installed and that I should contact root. This message is less than unhelpful for the average user. Sure, I'm going to poke around and install random vpn packages to see if that does the trick. But the user should be informed that additional software is required and offer to download the packages. Just like the codec installation, or the install service when you first try to share a folder (installs samba/NFS services).
    Last edited by stephantom; January 24th, 2008 at 08:30 PM.

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    Re: Network Manager 0.7 Preliminary Testing

    Network Manager fails to start on my machine. In /var/log/syslog, I see:
    Code:
    Jan 24 19:20:10 chris-ubuntuvm NetworkManager: <info>  starting... 
    Jan 24 19:20:10 chris-ubuntuvm NetworkManager: <WARN>  nm_hal_manager_new(): Could not initialize connection to the HAL daemon. 
    Jan 24 19:20:10 chris-ubuntuvm NetworkManager: <debug> [1201202410.879523] nm_print_open_socks(): Open Sockets List: 
    Jan 24 19:20:10 chris-ubuntuvm NetworkManager: <debug> [1201202410.879602] nm_print_open_socks(): Open Sockets List Done.
    If I do:
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/NetworkManager restart
    ...after the machine has booted, then all is well.

    Is there a race with HAL?

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    Re: Network Manager 0.7 Preliminary Testing

    Seems that the passphrase it not remembered at all. I have to enter it everytime I establish the connection.

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    Re: Network Manager 0.7 Preliminary Testing

    NetworkManager also fails on my machine and I also get in syslog:

    Code:
    Jan 24 19:30:30 constantines NetworkManager: <info>  starting... 
    Jan 24 19:30:30 constantines NetworkManager: <WARN>  nm_hal_manager_new(): Could not initialize connection to the HAL daemon. 
    Jan 24 19:30:30 constantines NetworkManager: <debug> [1201203030.904724] nm_print_open_socks(): Open Sockets List: 
    Jan 24 19:30:30 constantines NetworkManager: <debug> [1201203030.904749] nm_print_open_socks(): Open Sockets List Done.
    Restarting NetworkManager takes care of my wired connection and nm-applet shows up.

    It's not showing my intel wifi 4965 but I'm pretty sure this is because of a problem with the latest linux-restricted which updated today.
    EDIT: It was indeed a bug in the new linux-restricted, and now NM-0.7 shows my wireless, I'll update once I get home and connect to my WPA network
    Code:
     sudo mv /lib/firmware/2.6.24-4-generic/iwlwifi-4965.ucode /lib/firmware/2.6.24-4-generic/iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
    Here's my output

    Code:
    lshw -class network
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
      *-network               
           description: Wireless interface
           product: PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN Network Connection
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
           logical name: wmaster0
           version: 61
           serial: <snip>
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwl4965 latency=0 module=iwl4965 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
      *-network
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 12
           serial: 00:1a:80:58:06:67
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.20 firmware=N/A ip=131.111.76.59 latency=0 module=sky2 multicast=yes
    EDIT: Also, when i tried to add back my cisco VPN network, something crashed with this in the terminal:

    Code:
    (nm-vpn-properties:7168): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_expander_set_expanded: assertion `GTK_IS_EXPANDER (expander)' failed
    
    (nm-vpn-properties:7168): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_container_add: assertion `GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed
    All-in-all, it's working pretty well actually!

    LAST EDIT: In the end, after restarting NetworkManager, my wifi with WPA works fine, and I still can't setup a cisco VPN
    Last edited by 23meg; January 25th, 2008 at 12:14 PM. Reason: edited out serial

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    Re: Network Manager 0.7 Preliminary Testing

    I've tried it in real hardware, and right after installing it, the network went down and nm-applet said there was no device detected.

    After a reboot, nm-applet wasn't started, and I had this in .xsession-errors:

    [CODE]*** glibc detected *** nm-applet: munmap_chunk(): invalid pointer: 0x0807ac8e ***
    ======= Backtrace: =========
    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(cfree+0x1bb)[0xb732850b]
    /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0(g_free+0x31)[0xb750ec21]
    /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0(g_slist_foreach+0x21)[0xb7525021]
    /usr/lib/libnm-util.so.1(nm_utils_slist_free+0x39)[0xb7ec5779]
    /usr/lib/libnm-util.so.1[0xb7ec35bd]
    /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0(g_object_unref+0x16b)[0xb758a9db]
    /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0[0xb74f9d94]
    /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0[0xb74f9ded]
    /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0(g_hash_table_remove_all+0x35)[0xb74fa345]
    /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0(g_hash_table_destroy+0x33)[0xb74fa3e3]
    /usr/lib/libnm-util.so.1[0xb7ebb60d]
    /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0(g_object_unref+0x16b)[0xb758a9db]
    nm-applet(nm_gconf_migrate_0_6_connections+0x680)[0x806afd0]
    nm-applet(nm_gconf_get_all_connections+0x60)[0x8068200]
    nm-applet[0x8059f55]
    nm-applet(applet_dbus_settings_list_connections+0x58)[0x805a198]
    nm-applet(applet_device_wired_get_class+0x4f)[0x805f42f]
    nm-applet[0x80568b7]
    /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0(g_object_newv+0x328)[0xb758e098]
    /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0(g_object_new_valist+0x291)[0xb758ec31]
    /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0(g_object_new+0x40)[0xb758eda0]
    nm-applet(nm_applet_new+0x1b)[0x8053cfb]
    nm-applet(main+0x60)[0x8053580]
    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe0)[0xb72cf450]
    nm-applet[0x80534b1]
    [\CODE]

    So I did "nm-applet" in a terminal, and it started and asked me for a password to connect my WPA network (NB: the package from the archive didn't ask me for a password, but took it from the keyring).

    But it's working fine now. I have an ipw2200bg

    Cheers

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