Wi-Fi passphrase prompt is sometimes not displayed on Buster
Sometimes I can select a Wi-Fi network but then the dialog to enter the password is never displayed. Instead, I see a GNOME Shell stacktrace in the Journal, very similar to those we have attributed to topIcons so far. Disabling topIcons fixes the problem immediately.
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#2 Updated by intrigeri 2019-04-03 12:53:28
- Subject changed from topIcons sometimes prevents Wi-Fi configuration on Buster to Wi-Fi passphrase prompt is sometimes not displayed on Buster
I’ve seen this problem without topIcons. Trying to set up the password via GNOME Control Center made it crash, apparently due to a missing package. I’ll investigate.
#6 Updated by intrigeri 2019-04-03 17:33:11
I’ve seen another failure mode: the modal dialog with the prompt shows up, but neither clicking “Connect” nor “Cancel” has any effect.
I’ve tried a few things in the hope they would fix things, but they didn’t: without TopIcons enabled, without setting an administration password, without MAC spoofing, without
~/.gnome2/keyrings/, and on a different laptop (ThinkPad X200).
But if I restart GNOME Shell (alt+f2) once logged in, before trying to connect to the Wi-Fi, then my first connection attempt works.
I can’t reproduce this bug with a pristine Debian Buster Live image.
#8 Updated by intrigeri 2019-04-03 21:08:37
- Assignee changed from intrigeri to alant
- QA Check set to Ready for QA
@alant, can you please review https://git.tails.boum.org/greeter/commit/?h=feature/buster aka. https://gitlab.com/Tails/tails/commit/91009b5a39884d4c90cf0d458eba454ed6c1a3fd?