wpa_supplicant and f8

Mike C mike.cohler at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 07:48:35 UTC 2007

Aaron Konstam <akonstam <at> sbcglobal.net> writes:

> this may be irrelevant but in f7 I get:
> [root <at> cyrus ~]# chkconfig --list |grep wpa
> wpa_supplicant  0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
> 8.
> I use NM which runs wpa_supplicant. How does that compare with
> what you are trying to do in f8?

Well firstly I am not using NM at all as I want the wireless to come up without
reference to the desktop - if I unset wpa_supplicant running at boot time then I
would get the same chkconfig --list output as you do above. Then once I am
booted up and logged in
service wpa_supplicant start
dhclient eth1

Then the wpa_supplicant daemon runs and wireless comes up just fine (the
interface is defined in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 ).

I could easily add these two commands to /etc/rc.local but I wanted to do it the
easy way and simeply do chkconfig wpa_supplicant on, in which case the output
from chkconfig --list would have "on" for both runlevel 3 and 5.

However it is with the latter set up that it won't start the deamon during boot.

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