gnome-netstatus-applet does not show eth0

Bug #21234 reported by Greg Michalec on 2005-09-09
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Won't Fix
gnome-netstatus (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

I'm running a fresh install of Breezy Badger preview release 1 on amd-64.
My Network Manager applet does not display eth0. When I add a new instance of it
to the gnome bar, I get the following error message:

Please contact your system administrator to resolve the following problem:

SIOCGIFFLAGS error: No such device

When I right click and go to properties, the selection box is blank and it says
"Error" underneath. The card gets on the network fine. Also, the lo device does
show up in the pulldown, and when I select it, it seems to monitor that device
My net card is a via rhine - from lspci:

0000:00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 74)

not sure what else would be useful.


Greg Michalec (greg-primate) wrote :

wrong package - changing from network-monitor to gnome-netstatus-applet

Andy Brook (axb) wrote :

I see the exact same error.

I have a fully patched breezy (11th Oct), version 2.12.0 of the netstatus applet
on AMD64. As far as I can tell this has never worked in breezy.

Im using the network fine but eth0 is not listed in the monitors
Genernal/Connection/Name, and the status is consistently 'Error'.

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report. This seems to be very much like, which is probably adressed by

Chris Jones (cmsj) wrote :

If this is the same problem that I am seeing (amd64 dapper) then it can be worked around by manually typing in the interface name. It offers lo or a blank entry, but I can type in eth0 or ath0 to get the applet to display details from those devices

Changed in gnome-netstatus:
assignee: debzilla → desktop-bugs
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Arthur Peters (amp) wrote :

Is there any progress being made on this?

It is still a problem for Ubuntu. Could someone give me some pointers so that I can start working on a patch?


Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Arthur: this should be fixed in Dapper; could you please check and confirm that it is.

It's fixed under dapper 32bit. however under the flight7 version i tested of
dapper 64bit it is still a problem. more so minner being the end user can
type eth0 in the dialog box, and manually activate the status icon.

Hope this is of some help.

On 5/20/06, Paul Sladen <email address hidden> wrote:
> Arthur: this should be fixed in Dapper; could you please check and
> confirm that it is.
> --
> gnome-netstatus-applet does not show eth0

Arthur Peters (amp) wrote :

It is still broken on an up to date Dapper AMD64 as of today.

Any pointers on how to fix it?


Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

It's still broken on AMD64, if you want to fix this, better ask on the upstream bug for pointers.

Changed in gnome-netstatus:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
sup (supsup) wrote :

the patch that posted upstream
fixes this issue.

Arthur Peters (amp) wrote :

This is still present in Edgy RC. This seems important and fixable before Edgy.

i have the same problem on Edgy final

shiechka (werchowyna) wrote :

I confirm this bug in is still in Dapper LTS.

Dapper 6.06.1, updated 28.02.2007

CPU: Intel Core 6600 (2 cores, 64 bit)

tried kernels:


Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

This upload fixes the bug:

 gnome-netstatus (2.12.1-0ubuntu3) feisty; urgency=low
   * Change from Debian
     debian/patches/interface_selection.patch: "patch from upstream bugzilla
     to fix the a bug in the interface selection interface (closes: #347340)."
     (Ubuntu: #21234)

Changed in gnome-netstatus:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Rohit V. Bhute (rvbhute) wrote :

Will it show show up n Update manager or should I download it?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the update-manager list will have it when it's available

Changed in gnome-netstatus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in gnome-netstatus:
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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