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Thread: I have to restart my computer when connecting to a new SSID

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    I have to restart my computer when connecting to a new SSID

    Every time I go to a place with wifi networks my computer has not seen before, I cannot connect to any of them until I restart the computer. When I click them to try to connect, it doesn't do anything. It doesn't even bring up the prompt to enter in the wireless network key if there is one. Once I completely reboot my computer, then it will start trying to reconnect, but not before then.

    Does anyone have any clue as to what's going on, and how I can fix this?

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    Re: I have to restart my computer when connecting to a new SSID

    There seems to be an issue with the nm-applet becoming unresponsive (e.g. can't even pop up the dialog for 'Edit Connections...')

    I don't know what causes it but if that's your issue then less drastic than rebooting is just to restart nm-applet - in a terminal

    Code:
    pkill nm-applet
    nm-applet 2>/dev/null &

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    Re: I have to restart my computer when connecting to a new SSID

    Interesting. I didn't even think about that being the possible reason. I'll have to try that next time I'm connecting to a new network.

    Could it be related to this bug?

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    Re: I have to restart my computer when connecting to a new SSID

    ^^^ yes that sounds like it, I think I read that bug report before

    will be interested to hear if your issue is related

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