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Old 12th January 2008, 05:05 AM
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NetworkManager - No auto start up

Hi,
I have F8 with NetwrokManager working fine, but it will not startup on its own after reboot.
Under System>Personal>Sessions, I have two entries for the NM:
One has the command 'nm-applet --sm-disable'.
The other has 'sudo NetworkManager'.

After reboot, the wired internet connection works, but the wireless only works if I give the command 'sudo NetworkManager' at the prompt and only then I get the usual icon (reception bars) in the top panel.

Any ideas why NM wouldn't start automatically, but only a manual prompt command?
Thanks.
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Old 12th January 2008, 10:45 AM
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Orsula, I only have the first entry in System > Preferences > Personal > Sessions. That's default and not something I added. What I think you need to do is to go to System > Administration > Services and start NetworkManager. Also check the box so it starts at boot. Save and exit. You should then see the icon in the top panel.

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Old 12th January 2008, 02:44 PM
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You got it! Thanks. My Systems>Administration>Services was not checked for some reason.
Would you happen to know how to get NM to connect immediately after reboot/relogin? It always takes about a minute before NM tries to acquire the wireless networks. It connects fine, but why the wait time? I have a WinXP partition and there I get Wi-Fi immediately when I login.

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Old 12th January 2008, 02:50 PM
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No idea. Haven't had that issue as mine always connects right away.
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Old 13th January 2008, 09:29 AM
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I have similar problem, when I try to start NetworkManager I get an error: NetworkManager dead but subsys locked! I tried as described above.

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Old 13th January 2008, 01:11 PM
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Has it worked at all? Recent install.?
NM its set to start on boot as well as the dispatcher as per glenzo's attachment?
Click on NM and NMdispatcher in this window are they running?
You can restart them here if you wish.
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Old 13th January 2008, 01:39 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by orsula
You got it! Thanks. My Systems>Administration>Services was not checked for some reason.
Would you happen to know how to get NM to connect immediately after reboot/relogin? It always takes about a minute before NM tries to acquire the wireless networks. It connects fine, but why the wait time? I have a WinXP partition and there I get Wi-Fi immediately when I login.

Thanks again.
NM will sort of remember the last AP you connected and will try to connect again. On my laptop it will connect automatically as soo as the desktop appears.
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Old 13th January 2008, 02:57 PM
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Has it worked at all? Recent install.?
NM its set to start on boot as well as the dispatcher as per glenzo's attachment?
Click on NM and NMdispatcher in this window are they running?
You can restart them here if you wish.
Yes it worked, but then I updated my system, and they stopped working. NetworkManager Dispatcher is working (status: NetworkManagerDispatcher (pid 10858) is running...), but NetworkManager doesnt (status: NetworkManager dead but subsys locked).
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Old 13th January 2008, 03:47 PM
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Be sure NM is killed.
Then go to /var/lock/subsys
Delete NetworkManager.
Reboot. Hopefully that does it.
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