Bug#858870: gnome-control-center: Can't turn on hotspot

Abhijith PA abhijith at disroot.org
Mon Jul 17 05:49:44 UTC 2017

On Sunday 16 July 2017 11:55 AM, Abhijith PA wrote:
> Hello.
> Thanl you for your workaround really fixed. Now I can turn on hotspot.
> But I cant connect other devices to it. My phone and other devices are
> seeing this hotspot but when I enter password, it simply goes to "saved"
> state in phone and in other laptops it take time and goes to nothing.
> my `journalctl -u NetworkManager` is attached.

The only fix i found is to degrade the current network-manager version
(Stretch) to Ubuntu 16.04.2 Xenial's  network-manager version and yep
its working.

What led me to do this ?
I have a live DVD of Ubuntu 16.04.2 xenial lying around and I tested
wifi-hotspot in it. It is working perfectly \o/ . I compared `journalctl
-u NetworkManager` in both and I found that in Stretch version of
network-manager, it has Config: added 'psk' value '<hidden>' and in
xenial it is Config: added 'psk' value '<omitted>'. I am not saying that
the issue is because of this. But this difference is what I found.

Thank you.

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