nm-applet asking for password : FIXED?

My problem with the nm-applet asking for my wireless password, all… the… time… is fixed.  Or it appears to have fixed itself.  After some hunting around I think that the nm-applet call must be made with ‘–sm-disable’ rather than just ‘nm-applet’.

$ sudo nm-applet –sm-disable &

I also think that running nm-applet from the console was causing some problems because when it is run outside of a console it seems to work fine too (i.e. after I fixed the suspend/resume problem).

I can’t remember which file I found it in (some dbus thing, I think), but there is a file which ALLOWs root to grab passwords from the keyring but DENYs “on console” or similar.


nm-applet died on Suspend/Resume : FIXED for acer aspire one

I managed to fix the problem with my Acer Aspire One and nm-applet.  I had update the Network Manager which had updated the “nm-applet”.  It turns out that /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d is in charge of closing down and restarting stuff during sleep.  There is some code in the file 10NetworkManager that kills the applet and is then supposed to restart it.  Something about the version of nm-applet that ships with the Aspire One is different to the one in NetworkManager-gnome-0.7.0-0.12.svn4326.fc8

So to fix the problem you can refer to the Acer Aspire One forum post or follow these simple instructions:

$ sudo sed 's/kill/# kill/' -i /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/10NetworkManager

This basically puts a # on the lines that kill the nm-applet and this stops the sleep from killing them.  The suggestion I read was that the nm-applet written by Acer would ignore these kill signals but the fc8 version does not.

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