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Old 04-13-2010, 06:57 PM   #1
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CentOS/ Rhel/ Scientific 5.4 - Network Manager prob?


I'm using Scientific Linux, which is great btw, but one minor annoyance I am having is that Network Manager doesn't remember my WEP key. I can remember it so it's not too much of a problem, but I woud like to upgrade to WPA security and there's no way I could remember a WPA key!

Whenever I go to Network Connections > Wireless > Security the passcode box is blank. I type it in and OK it but if I open it up again a minute later it's blank again. Seems it doesn't save it.

I'm used to having a wallet application of some kind save this type of info, but there doesn't seem to be one installed or available in the repos.

Any ideas? Ta

spoov




EDIT It seems there is a wallet app installed - KDE wallet. But it's obviously not being called upon when I enter the password for some reason. It is running now, there is an icon in my systray.

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Old 04-14-2010, 12:13 PM   #2
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It is running now, there is an icon in my systray.
Open it.
 
Old 04-14-2010, 02:40 PM   #3
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Hilarious, thanks.
 
Old 04-14-2010, 02:47 PM   #4
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Hilarious, thanks.
I was serious. If it is in your systray, can you not open it (click on the icon) and possibly configure it? I don't use KDEwallet, but maybe you have to run it once and do an initial configuration or something for it to prompt you, don't know. Someone who uses KDEWallet might be of further help...
 
Old 04-14-2010, 03:01 PM   #5
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I have of course clicked on it and tried to configure it. The problem seems to be that kwallet isn't being queried by other applications as it should be, and the configuration options accessible through the wallet manager program don't help at all, offering only minor settings like turning notifications on/off.

In my previous experience with KDE, KMail, Konqueror, NetworkManager etc talk to the kwallet program automatically and as required, storing passwords in the wallets. In this case the applications are apparently not calling on it.

I can enter passwords manually into the wallets but this isn't how it is supposed to work, as I then have to retrieve them manually as well. This should happen automatically, using only one master password (for kwallet) giving access to any application which uses passwords stored in the wallet(s).
 
Old 04-14-2010, 04:48 PM   #6
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Cursed is he who provides pointless smart-arse answers to genuine questions.
Genuinely funny! Perhaps if you included this tidbit:
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I have of course clicked on it and tried to configure it.
in your FIRST post, we would have all known that you already tried my suggestion. I won't even hazard a guess as to how many headaches have been caused by overlooking something as obvious as this. Good luck!
 
Old 04-15-2010, 05:14 AM   #7
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Fair enough. It's true a lot of questioners do fail to attempt even the most obvious fixes. I guess I wasnt it a good humour when reading your post!
 
  


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