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When I try to use my wireless on linux, I get an error message stating that wlan0 fails to activate due to an error 0686. This happens whether I try to activate manually or set it to activate on start-up. Here is the complete error message:
Summary: TB3c0e7198 GUI_functions.py:466:gui_run_dialog:AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'connect'
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/system-config-network/netconfpkg/gui/maindialog.py", line 722, in on_activateButton_clicked
File "/usr/share/system-config-network/netconfpkg/gui/maindialog.py", line 939, in on_deviceActivateButton_clicked
(status, txt) = dev.activate(dialog = self.dialog)
File "/usr/share/system-config-network/netconfpkg/NCDevice.py", line 427, in activate
dialog = dialog )
File "/usr/share/system-config-network/netconfpkg/NC_functions.py", line 573, in generic_run_dialog
dialog = dialog)
File "/usr/share/system-config-network/netconfpkg/gui/GUI_functions.py", line 466, in gui_run_dialog
dlg.connect( "delete-event", __on_Dialog_close )
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'connect'
Local variables in innermost frame:
xml: <glade.XML object (PyGladeXML) at 0xa18ab44>
string: <module 'string' from '/usr/lib/python2.4/string.pyc'>
Network device activating...
gtk: <module 'gtk' from '/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.pyc'>
label: Activating network device wlan0, please wait...
catchfd: (1, 2)
argv: ['/sbin/ifup', 'wlan0', 'up']
dialog: <gnome.ui.App object (GnomeApp) at 0x9f6ef2c>
os: <module 'os' from '/usr/lib/python2.4/os.pyc'>
select: <module 'select' from '/usr/lib/python2.4/lib-dynload/selectmodule.so'>
errlabel: Cannot activate network device wlan0!
Now, I am running RedHat 5.4 in a dual boot with Windows XP. (It works fine in Windows.) I am using an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG adapter. Furthermore, this has worked before. Has anybody had a similar problem? Is it just a matter of entering the password? (If so, how do I enter the password without first activating the network adapter?)