Ubuntu Networking :: Upgrade Network Manager In Lucid ?
Sep 29, 2010
I connect to internet using GSM modem Huawei EC1262. I need to use wvdial to connect internet. I am using Lucid Lynx 64bit on this laptop. On my desktop I have upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 64bit and my Modem is automatically Identified by Network Manager and after giving username and password I can automatically to internet without dialing throung wvdial.
Now I just want to know that how can I upgrade my network manager in Lucid to the version in Maverick. Is this even possible to do without breaking my system?
This is only for Lucid and Maverick, as there's no 0.8.1 builds for other releases in this ppa. Why?
Because today there seems to be a fuss about 3g usb-modems. And as of network-manager version 0.8.1, there is added support for those and some more.
The release features for current version 0.8.1, from gnome.org
Lucid ships with an earlier version and there's a ppa for daily builds (that could break, so use it on need-only-basis).
Visit the link, or google: NetworkManager daily trunk builds for ubuntu
Follow the steps on the site to add it in the repositories.
After that, it's just a simple
apt will update the needed files. Then reboot, you're done.
I strongly recommend, that you disable the PIN code query for your SIM card and enable 'Connect automatically' from:
As this seems to be more reliable than connecting/reconnecting manually from the applet list. After that, it's plug&play.
I use the modem Huawei E1820 (uses option1 driver) and for me, this update... - gives you the ability to choose the desired network; 3G only, 3G pref., EDGE etc. - Then it shows the signal strength and the technology used atm.; HSPA, UMTS etc.
And the main reason I installed it, bluetooth DUN support. So far it has been working great with Lucid on 32bit architecture, and I don't have to disconnect the modem between boots, or after suspend/resume.
I was running F15 for a month now. After this week's updates NetworkManager crashes at startup and throws a backtrace. During reading ifcfg-<wifi network name> it was throwing some assert() failed of some hash is not null, but just as a warning. Later it was dying while reading ifcfg-eth0.
I removed all the ifcfg-* files in /etc/NetworkManager and /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts Then NetworkManager started but at the moment I used the gnome applet to connect to a network it crashed trowing a backtrace (I have no debuginfo installed).
Then I also deleted ifcfg-* in /etc/sysconfig/network/profiles/default and /etc/sysconfig/network/devices, now the NetworkManager does not crash anymore, but instead gnome applet crashes when I try to connect to a network. grrr...
As a result I am still unable to connect to any network. Why so many copies (hardlinks?) to these config scripts? Now it is even worse: I rebooted the system and at the boot time when NetworkManager starts the boot process freezes. It says in VPN the Get() method is not implemented. I am unable event to switch a console and to log in to put the config files back (getty not started?).
I'm trying to upgrade Karmic to Lucid. I open the update manager, click the "upgrade" button, and then again the "upgrade" button in the window that pops up. Then it just closes down. When running the update manager from a terminal, the only output is "Segmentaion fault".
When I run update manager, it gives me an error message saying:
This can be caused by: * A previous update which didn't complete * Problems with some of the installed software * Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu * Normal changes of a pre-release version of Ubuntu if I click partial upgrade, it looks like it did during the upgrade, then says:
There are no upgrades available for your system. The upgrade will now be canceled. if I click close from the first "not all updates can be installed" dialog, it says:
It is impossible to install or remove any software. Please use the package manager "Synaptic" or run "sudo apt-get install -f" in a terminal to fix this issue at first. running the suggested line gives the following output:
In Synaptic, fixing broken packages does nothing. Mark All Updates > Apply seems to work, but I'd still like to figure out why Update Manager does not?
This is my fourth on-line upgrade from Gutsy (started with Dapper ...) all the previous one went without a hitch !
So I was pretty confident this afternoon upgrading my Lenovo laptop from 9.04 to 9.10.
At one point during the install, I got error messages and was offer to do a "Partial Install". I accepted, different things happened, rebooted. Update manager came on with again the partial update pop-up. Accepted it again, it downloaded more files, rebooted, partial upgrade window again but it failed immediately.
The network connection was gone, clicking on the network icon I got a message that the network manager is not running.
I cannot check or uncheck the "network unabled" choice.
However, 9.10 is running, slow and weird, but no network connection so I cannot try to finish the "partial upgrade"
Every time I reboot the Update manager pops up.
Trying to boot any previous version in "grub" fails right away saying it is unable to mount the drives ...
Is there a way to start the Network Manager from a terminal ?
I was running Ubuntu 9.10 on my HP G70 laptop and did an upgrade using upgrade manager to Ubuntu 10.04.
Since I haven't been able to get wifi connection or wired working. The Network Manager applet is missing from the notification area and if I try to run nm-applet manually it says it is already running. I tried killing the process and then running it manually in the terminal and although the process appears to be running it is missing from the panel.
Booting into the live cd has the applet working fine so something in the upgrade process must have failed.
I tried changing the theme to see if it displays in other themes but had no luck.
I also tried to log into kde but kde seems to be broken. When I log into it after the splash screen all I get is a black screen with only my mouse pointer.
Before the update my computer was named "joe-laptop", (i think it was the host name is what its called, that was named "joe-laptop". Along with that, on my KDE session/desktop (I installed Ubuntu, but later got the kubuntu desktop packages) I had the gnomes network manager used instead of KDEs (kdes network manager was giving me problems, I would type the password in for my wifi router, then it would stall, then ask again as if its ignoring the password. but thats not important so im not gonna get into that whole part (at least yet)).
When i upgraded from ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10 the login screen said "localhost.localdomain" rather than "joe-laptop", and in the terminal it says "joe@localhost", rather than "joe@joe-laptop", along with that it kicked KDEs network manager back into use on the kde desktop, which means I can't access the internet on kde now.
I'm trying to fix the network manager part myself, but if I can't get that Ill post in this thread or edit this post. I was able to previously get gnomes network manager to load over it so I'm sure I'll hit it again.
I figured out the problem, it turns out that the name problem was that it deleted the /etc/hosts file, so i just copied the older hosts I backed up a month or so ago and slapped it in there and it worked perfect.
As for getting the gnome network manager, it must not be compatible with the qtcurve gtk theme, cause I switched it the gtk theme to a newer one, then loaded back up nm-applet and bam it came up there!
I recently fixed an annoying problem and I thought it would be nice to share my solution here. The problem was that after a cycle of suspend/resume, Network Manager would only auto-connect to the same network as it was previously connected to. So, for example, if I suspended my laptop at home, and then I went to school and resumed it, it would try to connect to the home network, and then just give up. It would not connect to the school network unless I explicitly told it to.irst, I'll describe the fix. If you're having this problem, you can this. Copy the following:
I am a Windows refugee who discovered Ubuntu as a way to save my files from my virus-ravaged computer. Had no installation discs for Windows, so when I had to wipe my hard drive and start over, I decided to give Ubuntu a try. I've had mixed success, but that's another post...
Right now, the problem is that I installed 10.10 two weeks ago and was able to connect to the Internet with no problems - until yesterday. Suddenly, our wireless network (the only one in the vicinity) does not come up as available in Network Manager. In fact, the entire wireless option disappeared. I know there are many posts and threads on here about this, but weeding through them trying to find an answer is more frustrating than actually dealing with the problem. I know the router works because I can post on this forum from the Macbook. I really like Ubuntu and would like to keep using it, but not being able to connect to the Internet now on top of the other issues I've had is making me doubt I want to continue down this Linux road.
P.S. When I attempted an analysis through System Testing, it said something about there being no proprietary drivers?
I have used ubuntu in the past but had a lot of hardware issues with it and unfortunately moved back to windows (( BUT i have tried Ubuntu again and all seems to work great except wifi My wifi connection is sort of working because when i run SUDO IWLIST SCAN it does pull up all available networks. But in the network manager icon on the panel i left click but i see no networks and can't connect to anything. I WOULD LOVE TO keep Ubuntu and use it permanently but I must get wifi working or else this won't be possible.
I have the problem with my notebook, that, after I used it at work, the network-manager always tries to autoconnect after boot. He has no cable network and so I get the message "not connected" after a while.how to tell the network-manager, not to autoconnect each time?
I recently put Linux on a Thinkpad T40 I got. The wireless card works out of the box--I can see nearby networks. However, I can't connect to mine. network-manager would try (spin spin spin), fail, ask for the password, and then go back to the beginning and repeat indefinitely. This happened to me on a different computer, and on that one all I had to do was use wicd instead of network-manager. So I installed wicd, but it's not working either--it hangs at "Obtaining IP address".
I've found many, many threads with people who had the same problem, but none of their fixed worked for me.
I also tried to get wifi going manually, using this guide, but that didn't work.
My wifi connection drops sometimes and, for some reason, Network Manager attempts to connect to my neighbor's network, which requires a password (which I don't know). Is there any way to blacklist a wireless network so that the Network Manager will never attempt to connect to it?
i have a sony vaio VGN-NW150J laptop that was running lucid and had wireless no problem but when i upgraded to maverick i lost all functionality of my intel 5100 agn wireless card. when i run iwconfig this is what i get
Code: iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions.
and on bootup it flashes something about no suitable unicode found i can't get a good look at it maverick boot up too fast.
I had trouble connecting to a wireless network with openSUSE, so I tried the YAST network manager to see if that fixed it. Not only did it not fix it, but now I cannot connect to any network, wired or wireless. I tried to open the default network manager and it said "Network management disabled". How do I re-enable it?I also have set YAST settings back to their originals with no luck.
I just did a dist upgrade on two computers. One of them was fine with the network manager, but the other, netbook, now refuses to start the service. If I do service start network-manager I'll get a message saying a process started, but it must be immediately dying since I can't find the pid or any network manager processes at all. I looked at daemon.log and noticed it was complaining about nm-system-settings.cfg not being there. One question I have is how is this not getting generated? It's not in the deb so somehow it must be generated. I put a fake file in there and even put some data from a pastebin I found online that looked promising, and the message in daemon.log went away but the pids were still dropping off.
I have many problems with nm-applet, but I don't want to go into it so much now that the service can't start. The problem I do see popping up is something like: ** (nm-applet:2622): WARNING **: <WARN> applet_dbus_manager_start_service(): Could not acquire the NetworkManagerUserSettings service. Message: 'Connection ":1.24" is not allowed to own the service "org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerUserSettings" due to security policies in the configuration file' (had to pull message from online, don't remember the exact message) I've tried installing and reinstalling, doing a purge uninstall. Next thing I was going to try is an aptitude uninstall of all of the dependencies in case something got weird in the upgrade.
I'm try to create a mobile broadband connection using my Huawei E 1550 medem. but in Network manager there is not way to select my modem in the first step ( device selection step ) the drop down menu is locked. what to do ? how to configure my modem with ubuntu ?
Whenever I start up my laptop i do not get a wireless connection automatically. I have to rightclick network manager applet and select enable networking. After that everything works fine untill i shutdown and restart my laptop. I would like a way to change this so that my wifi connection is working whithout having to click something first..
Neither of my wired network connections are listed in the network manager applet. I know that networking seems to be functional since I can ping local devices on the network. I can't resolve DNS names however. I suppose this is because network manager usually handles DNS? I've posted the outputs of various configurations below.
/etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.cfg # This file is installed into /etc/NetworkManager, and is loaded by # NetworkManager by default. To override, specify: '--config file' # during NM startup. This can be done by appending to DAEMON_OPTS in
Loaded Ubuntu 10.4lucid on TransPort NX Mobile Pentium II, 328MiB,Using Netgear Rangemax wn511b. with Broadcom STA wirless driver. bcm43gx.Boot computer and network manager shos "no network devices available" Run system/administration/hardware drivers and the Broadcom STA driver shows up (only one that shows up) REMOVE and then ACTIVATE and the network manager sees it and connects fine. Shut down computer, restart and no device. I am forced to Remove and Activate each time I start the computer.Is there a way to set this driver to be found and run at computer start.
Since the last update the 'wireless network authentication required' box keeps asking me for my wep key. Everything was working fine previously, I've even re-installed ubuntu just in case it was something I did....again everything was working OK until I installed the latest Nvidia drivers and updated ubuntu.I can see my wireless connection when I click on the network manager icon I just wont connect.Wired connection works fine.
A lot of people have the problem to find themselves with Lucid Lynx 10.04 and experience massive issues when connecting to wireless - me too. As a service, here some relevant links which promise relief:
I tried all of them, and none reliably worked. Every solution which required re-association wtih the AP helped for some time, but nothing helped for long. First, don't let yourself fool by the disable IPv6 trap - while it is "enabled" it is acutally not used by Lucid! I have a clean install of Kubuntu 10.04 on an AMD64 Laptop with Broadcom STA driver: 03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 03) However I can reliably stabilize my connection for some time either by manually disabling WiFi with the hardware switch or disabling WiFi by software means and re-activating. This brings speed at par with Kubuntu 9.10 until some time. Can anybody confirm this behaviour?
Could anybody confirm that the D-LINK DWA-556 wireless N PCI-E network card works with Lucid Lynx 64 bit? Im looking for a reliable wireless network card that if possible works out of the box on Lucid 64 bit, so far my search has lead me to the above card, If anyone has hands on experience of this card on lucid 64