[Bug 69118] knetworkmanager freezes if kwallet doesn't open immediately

Michael Blakeley mike+ubuntu at blakeley.com
Sun Oct 29 18:43:25 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

I mostly use knetworkmanager with encrypted wifi networks, on a laptop
(HP nc6400, 2-GB, edgy up-to-date per 'wajig daily-upgrade' 15 minutes
ago).  When I log in, I see a kwallet password prompt, asking if I'd
like to allow knetworkmanager (or sometimes dcop) access.

When I type my password immediately, everything is fine. But I use
session autoresume in kde, so sometimes various programs are launching
and I can't immediately type in my password. When this happens, kwallet
still appears to open ok, but knetworkmanager appears to freeze: its
icon in the systray disappears, leaving just an empty square. Neither
right-clicking nor left-clicking in that space does anything.

This problem has been discussed on the forums:

Next time this happens, I'll try to use strace or gdb to figure out what
knetworkmanager thinks it's waiting for. If I get anything useful, I'll
add it to this report.

Workaround: kill knetworkmanager, then use ALT-F2 to start it again.

$ pgrep -f knetworkmanager | xargs kill

$ apt-show-versions knetworkmanager
knetworkmanager/edgy uptodate 0.1-0ubuntu1

** Affects: knetworkmanager (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

knetworkmanager freezes if kwallet doesn't open immediately

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