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Bug 658427 - system-config-firewall 1.2.29 GUI hangs - sometimes.
system-config-firewall 1.2.29 GUI hangs - sometimes.
Product: sysadmin
Classification: Infrastructure
Component: Other
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: GNOME Sysadmins
GNOME Sysadmins
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-09-07 02:27 UTC by Scott
Modified: 2011-09-07 06:15 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
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Description Scott 2011-09-07 02:27:57 UTC
system-config-firewall 1.2.29 GUI hangs - sometimes.

I'm not sure if this is a bug or a configuration issue, but please let me know if you need any further information from me and I will supply it. I'd really like to get to the bottom of this.

SYSTEM: Fedora 15 (lovelock) - standard public release / up to date.


Open the firewall GUI utility (Applications > Other > Firewall).

Select Other Ports and make an entry.

Press 'Apply' and accept the confirmation message that is dispayed.

Close and reopen the firewall application and attempt to remove the previously entered ports and apply the changes.

Sometimes the Apply button will grey out at this point, and you can close the application, but sometimes the button will not grey out, and the application refuses to close or accept your configuration changes. Even after restarting the computer this issue persists.

I seem to have been able to "kick start" the firewall GUI by adding a new entry, saving, closing and reopening the firewall, at which point I was able to remove any unwanted ports. 

I am not able to get the firewall GUI to behave this way consistently, but I am trying.
Comment 1 Baptiste Mille-Mathias 2011-09-07 06:15:13 UTC
Hi Scott, 

unfortunately this is not the right place to report problem with system-config-firewall. As system-config-firewall is a specific component for Fedora it must be reported to their bugzilla, the address is