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Wifi, direct ADSL, cellular or Bluetooth connections broken after upgrade to NetworkManager 0.9.9.95 with dnf

Posted by adamwill on June 20, 2014

edit 2014-06-20: this also affects directly connected ADSL modems, cellular modems and Bluetooth connections.

Hey there, intrepid Rawhidenauts! If you use wifi edit: or an ADSL modem or cellular modem or Bluetooth connection/edit on your Rawhide system, and you did a Rawhide update with dnf which brought in NetworkManager-0.9.9.95-1.git20140609.1963adda , you may find that your wifi stopped working after the update.

What happened is that NetworkManager’s support for these types of connection got split into subpackages. The NM maintainer followed the usual packaging protocols for when a new subpackage is introduced which should be automatically added to existing installs, and if you updated with yum then you would’ve got the new subpackages installed correctly, but it seems that people who upgraded with dnf did not get them installed. The issue’s been reported as bug #1107973.

If you’re affected by this, you should install the appropriate subpackage(s) manually. The packages are NetworkManager-wifi, NetworkManager-adsl, NetworkManager-wwan, and NetworkManager-bluetooth. Run, for example,

dnf install NetworkManager-wifi

to fix things up.

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