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Old 03-09-2010, 10:25 AM
Martin Jungowski
 
Default NetworkManager trouble with CentOS 5.4 and KDE3

I'm evaluating CentOS 5.4 for our company and one of our requirements is
that it must also run on laptops. I've managed to get everything working
so far except for wireless networks. The problem here seems to be that
CentOS fails to provide a knetworkmanager package, and we're using KDE3
for various reasons. Thus, we're limited to Networkmanager-gnome which
works but fails to save passwords in KDE3 and only works in Gnome. Of
course kwallet is installed but requires knetworkmanager to work. The
only solution I found so far was to log into Gnome, connect to the
wireless network and save the password but that's certainly NOT an opion.

I guess the question is quite simple: how do I get NetworkManager to save
passwords in KDE3? It's a critical issue and switching to Gnome is not an
option either. Infact it's Novell's decision to ditch KDE3 and focus on
KDE4 instead that made us turn our backs on openSUSE in the first place.

So, is it possible to solve this teeny-tiny problem some other way?

Thanks in advance,
Martin

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Old 03-09-2010, 05:07 PM
"Roger K. Wells"
 
Default NetworkManager trouble with CentOS 5.4 and KDE3

Martin Jungowski wrote:
> I'm evaluating CentOS 5.4 for our company and one of our requirements is
> that it must also run on laptops. I've managed to get everything working
> so far except for wireless networks. The problem here seems to be that
> CentOS fails to provide a knetworkmanager package, and we're using KDE3
> for various reasons. Thus, we're limited to Networkmanager-gnome which
> works but fails to save passwords in KDE3 and only works in Gnome. Of
> course kwallet is installed but requires knetworkmanager to work. The
> only solution I found so far was to log into Gnome, connect to the
> wireless network and save the password but that's certainly NOT an opion.
>
> I guess the question is quite simple: how do I get NetworkManager to save
> passwords in KDE3? It's a critical issue and switching to Gnome is not an
> option either. Infact it's Novell's decision to ditch KDE3 and focus on
> KDE4 instead that made us turn our backs on openSUSE in the first place.
>
> So, is it possible to solve this teeny-tiny problem some other way?
>
>
There was a thread, "NetworkManager won't save wireless keys", on this
list on January 14, 2010. I don't know if it was your problem exactly.
If you don't have the thread and would like it let me know & I will
forward it to you.
rkw
> Thanks in advance,
> Martin
>
>


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Old 03-10-2010, 08:14 AM
Martin Jungowski
 
Default NetworkManager trouble with CentOS 5.4 and KDE3

On Tue, 09 Mar 2010 13:07:07 -0500 Roger K. Wells wrote:
> There was a thread, "NetworkManager won't save wireless keys", on this
> list on January 14, 2010. I don't know if it was your problem exactly.
> If you don't have the thread and would like it let me know & I will
> forward it to you.
> rkw

Thanks, I googled it and found it (Jan 14 by Kevin Kempter). I'll give
wicd a shot.

Martin

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Old 03-10-2010, 03:01 PM
Martin Jungowski
 
Default NetworkManager trouble with CentOS 5.4 and KDE3

Interesting. I've installed wicd but it seems to be saving the password
wrong. I can connect and it does save something in the password field.
However when I restart (or even simply logout and login again) it fails
to connect until I manually update the password.

Martin

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Old 03-10-2010, 04:22 PM
Rex Dieter
 
Default NetworkManager trouble with CentOS 5.4 and KDE3

Martin Jungowski wrote:

> I'm evaluating CentOS 5.4 for our company and one of our requirements is
> that it must also run on laptops. I've managed to get everything working
> so far except for wireless networks. The problem here seems to be that
> CentOS fails to provide a knetworkmanager package, and we're using KDE3
> for various reasons. Thus, we're limited to Networkmanager-gnome which
> works but fails to save passwords in KDE3 and only works in Gnome. Of
> course kwallet is installed but requires knetworkmanager to work. The
> only solution I found so far was to log into Gnome, connect to the
> wireless network and save the password but that's certainly NOT an opion.
>
> I guess the question is quite simple: how do I get NetworkManager to save
> passwords in KDE3?

It's a gnome-keyring bug, only even recently fixed in fedora,
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/453880

In particular,
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=453880#c38
for a workaround.

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Old 03-11-2010, 07:53 PM
Martin Jungowski
 
Default NetworkManager trouble with CentOS 5.4 and KDE3

On Wed, 10 Mar 2010 11:22:13 -0600 Rex Dieter wrote:
> It's a gnome-keyring bug, only even recently fixed in fedora,
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/453880
>
> In particular,
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=453880#c38 for a workaround.

Thanks a lot Rex. I had to delete wicd again because it failed to save my
password too. It actually saved the wrong password - for whatever reason
it was stored something completely different not even remotely similar to
my WPA key. I'll try that workaround next.

Martin

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