Sunday, May 14, 2006

Airport keychain problems

Grr. Installed another software update, and yet again the wireless networking has stopped working. This has happened every time I've installed an OS update; the problem seems to be related to Keychain Access—eventually, after a few reboots I get the dialog about AirPort needing to access the system keychain, and after that everything recovers. Another data point supporting this theory: the Keychain Access program (in Applications/Utilities) sometimes hangs as well.


Four reboots later, the problem has mysteriously fixed itself (and without the airport system keychain dialog this time). I was just about to try some more experimental solutions, but I guess I'll save them for the next time around.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have exactly the same problem. Also, it seems to fix itself after a few reboots.

It seems that when I open Keychain and try to access my WPA key, the app goes into sleep waiting for a mach message. Perhaps something should pop up a window and reply to the message but fails to do it.

10:40 PM  
Blogger galloglass said...

This used to happen any time I installed an OS upgrade. However, I haven't seen it for a while—the last few patches have worked fine first time. (Also, I haven't seen the dialog about AirPort needing to access the keychain after recent patches either.)

7:30 AM  

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