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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Plasma NM

Plasma NM

SHA256Sum: 13fd521abd065117b6bd8091b038d0a7f1270defc24ac501fce54f9c491a4a23

Update: the fix for bug 299863 caused a regression and I really recommend using Plasma NM instead of this release.


. fix password dialog for VPN connections. This same fix probably fixes this crash too.
299863: add mechanism to validate EAP methods' settings. The first one implemented is for TLS, which requires the identify field to be filled or it will crash the edit dialog. Now the Ok button in edit dialog will be disabled if the identify field is empty.
. correctly detect if 802-1x security setting is enabled or not.
310496: fix settings window too small when opened from tray icon.
310988: add MD5 and GTC options to WPA2 Enterprise's TTLS setting dialog.
. fix crash when saving WirelessSecuritySetting.
309262: fix importing of CISCO vpn pcf files.
308630: correctly handle bad certificates in openconnect vpn connections.
308777: make systray icon go passive (hide itself) if there is no network interface available.
308722: update systray icon even when not in a panel containment. This is usefull when using systray widget outside a panel.
. make version string selectable by mouse in the kcm.
308293: fix crash when deleting connection.
308125: fix crash on NetworkManager restart.
. pre-fill secrets in password dialog for wifi connections.
307710: add warning when storage mode is kwallet and kwallet is not enabled. The warning will be printed in ~/.xsession-errors.

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Also read some usefull information about Plasma NM in my past posts.


Anonymous said...


I test Kubuntus KDE 4.9.95 packages with nm (nm09 20120930). Here I do not see the WAN (UMTS) interface of my notebook. Instead I see a new usb0 ethernet device?! Using KDE 4.9.5 everything is fine.

Any ideas?



Lamarque said...

The usb0 should work as well. Several umts modems provide two interfaces: 1. a legacy serial interface (usually /dev/ttyACM0 or /dev/ttyUSB0), which is usually slower than 2. an ethernet interface (usb0). Either of them should work.

If the serial interface does not appear in Plasma NM then probably its driver (cdc_acm.ko or usbserial.ko) is not loaded or ModemManager's plugin for that modem has been compiled to expose the interface to Plasma NM.

Anonymous said...

thanks for your support. Very welcome :-)

When testing your checklist I notices that during the upgrade to 4.9.95 the modemmanger was autoremoved. Reinstalling changed something that now usb0 is associated to modemmanager and ask for GSM pin when clicking on the configured mobile connection setup.

This is new, in the past only ttyACM was shown for UMTS in nm. Entering the pin I get an error message after some seconds (see log->13:46:50).

After this procedure I can only now active the mobile broadband connection button and the usb0 interface is up and ready.

So it works, but its different and not smooth. I put the nm-log here:



Anonymous said...

Ups, still testing.

I can activate usb0 mobile broadband when the mobile broadband connection button is off!


Small translation guide:
Verbunden mit - > connected
Drahtlose Verbindungen -> Wireless LAN
Mobile Breidbandverbindungen -> mobile broadband connections

You see:
usb0 is active but the connection button is off?!



Lamarque said...

Maybe NetworkManager treats the usb0 interface as pure ethernet and ignores the "Enable mobile broadband" configuration. That sounds reasonable from the driver point of view since there are usb ethernet devices out there that are not mobile broadband modems. So I do not think this can be fixed, specially from Plasma NM. If something must be changed to fix this that things is NetworkManager and I do not develop NetworkManager. You should contact NetworkManager developers about that.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lamarque,

I just wanted to thank you for this great plasma NM.

I think it is one of the most important parts of plasma/kde.

Keep on with this great work.
It is so important for any user to easily connect to the internet just by a few clicks.

Jens H.

gianted said...

A little tip to Fedora 17 users: after step 5., the compiler could warn that the "mobile-broadband-provider-info" package is missing. Fedora 17 ships it as "mobile-broadband-provider-info-devel". After its installation you can execute again the 5. stepd and the next steps. Hope this helps.