[Bug 1084364] Re: Network-Manager Repeatedly Asks for Authorization (WPA2 Password)

Thomas Sisson 1084364 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon Apr 29 17:41:58 UTC 2013

This is a well-known bug. If you search for it on the Internet, it shows
up everywhere.

The actual behavior varies according to what desktop one has installed.
For instance, KDE uses Kwallet instead of gnome-keyring. The KDE daemon
wipes the password field so that it must be reentered, but the behavior
is otherwise identical.

I believe that network-manager back-ends make incorrect system calls
when it cannot immediately connect with the current password. It does
not know whether the password is missing or incorrect, if the connection
is unavailable, if the connection was stopped due to a suspend, lock, or
shutdown, or if the connection was temporarily lost.

Frequently suggested work-arounds include deleting the connection,
rebooting the computer, or deleting the connection and rebooting the
computer. These are stopgap measures and hacks at best.

It is also suggested that this is a driver issue, but for many the
system is using the best or only network driver available. The obvious
alternative is Wicd, but it has yet been updated to the long awaited
version 2.0. The current version is simply not capable of making all
types of modern wireless connections.

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