Re: wpa_supplicant process although no WiFi adapter is present

On Sun, 2010-06-06 at 14:42 +0200, Paul Menzel wrote:
> Dear NeworkManager folks,
> I am running a desktop box with Debian Sid/unstable. The system has no
> WiFi adapter. Sometimes a UMTS device will be used. I was surprised
> seeing that `wpa_supplicant` is running in the background nevertheless.
> I guess NetworkManager started it, since the package also depends on
> `wpasupplicant`.
>     root      1116  0.0  0.2   4748  1304 ?        S    13:35   0:00 /sbin/wpa_supplicant -u -s
> Is there a way to disable the loading of `wpa_supplicant`?

You can
remove /usr/share/dbus-1/system-services/fi.epitest.hostap.WPASupplicant.service which will stop the supplicant from getting auto-spawned.  In reality we should just start it up when it's needed, but we currently dont' do that.


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