wireless on 9.04

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 19:53:23 UTC 2009

Shannon McMackin wrote:
> On 09/09/2009 01:46 PM, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>> Shannon McMackin wrote:
>>> On 09/09/2009 08:00 AM, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>>>> 	I and others wrote a bug for 9.04 because we could not get wireless
>>>> working after we got a lot of updates. It appears to me now working with
>>>> 9.10 alfa 3 that the Key-chain is the thing that causes confusion when
>>>> setting up wireless.
>>>> 	Here is what happened with 9.10. It came up with no Internet after
>>>> installing on the hard drive. Everything else was fine. I right clicked
>>>> the two monitor in the upper right edge of the screen, and a panel came
>>>> down showing the 3 wireless signals I receive now at home. I selected my
>>>> own and a new panel came up asking for my router password. I gave it and
>>>> expected the network manager to start getting the Internet but no.
>>>> 	Another panel came up asking for me to put in a password for a
>>>> key-ring! I put in a simple password, and THEN the Internet started working.
>>>> 	After a re-boot again the 9.10 comes up without Internet working. This
>>>> time you right click the monitors and the key-chain panel wants you to
>>>> give it a password and when you do, it works.
>>>> 	Now on 9.04 I went through all this and then tried "wicd" and never
>>>> looked back. This replacement for network manager after a reboot has
>>>> Internet ready before the rest of the system is started!
>>>> 	My question to the group is this: Is anyone using wireless Internet
>>>> still using network manager on 9.04? If so are you using the key-ring
>>>> password like I did?
>>>> Thanks Karl
>>> I have never had the problems you describe with key-ring.  Default
>>> installs every time.  Since before I can remember and this is maybe back
>>> to Edgy, I install and select my wireless AP and enter the information
>>> and connect.  Never prompted for a keyring password.
>>> Current NM is awesome for me, switching APs and with some WPAsupplicant
>>> patches, it's flawless on my corporate LEAP network.
>> 	Have you ever used 9.04? Edgy had no problems you see. This problem
>> never came up until version 9.04 and your email makes me think you have
>> never used 9.04 so you have no background to talk from.
> I have used every version of Ubuntu since Breezy Badger.
> I jumped into Jaunty when it was Alpha 4, Karmic when it was Alpha 2. 
> Before that i always waited for RC images before jumping in.  I always 
> do a fresh install so that no flakiness is left behind.  I have /home on 
> a separate partition, so moving data is easy.
	OK I jumped into Jaunty at Beta. No problems after switching to the 
replacement for NM. I did write a bug to Jaunty about the gmail.key and 
other encombering matter that made NM not work well.

	I was asked last week by Pedro to d/l Karmic alfa 3 and see if it has 
the same problem as 9.04 has. I did that and Karmic has exactly the same 

	Read back a few emails and see how many other people have this problem 
and what they did to correct for it.

	Finally I think your a liar. There is no way you could miss this 
problem IF your using wireless.


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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