Re: wireless driver workarounds
- From: Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
- To: Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com>
- Cc: "networkmanager-list gnome org" <networkmanager-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: wireless driver workarounds
- Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 13:15:01 -0600
Once upon a time, Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> said:
> Any chance you could whip up a wpa_supplicant config file for your
> network situation, and use wpa_supplicant standalone (without
> NetworkManager)? Make sure to use "-ddd" to get the maximum logging
> the command should go something like this:
> /usr/sbin/wpa_supplicant -ddd -iath0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dmadwifi
> If that fails, then it's 95% likely a madwifi-ng bug and something they
> broke recently.
It appears that it broke between snapshots r1447 and r1451. The r1451
included a HAL update, so I suspect that is the problem. I'll try to
document it more and send it to the madwifi people.
On the good side, with madwifi-ng-r1447 and today's Fedora rawhide, I
can connect to my WPA2 and WEP networks (no NetworkManager patches
beyond what Fedora includes appear necessary).
One annoying thing I found about NM while working through this: shutting
down the NM daemon ("service NetworkManager stop") shuts down the
ethernet interface, even when NM didn't configure it (it was enabled at
boot). This is probably wrong; NM should probably only stop interfaces
that it started or just leave interfaces configured (what happens on an
upgrade for example - does a service restart cause network interfaces to
Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.
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