ioctl[...]: No such device

John - JohnRChamplin at columbus.rr.com
Thu Jul 6 23:02:40 EDT 2006


> Subject: Re: ioctl[...]: No such device
> > On Thu, 2006-07-06 at 16:19 -0400, John - wrote:
> > <long snip>
> > Please accept my apologies for what is probably a
> > dumb newbie
> > question, but I'm stumped.
>
> I think you should describe just one problem, the
> one that happens
> first.  In your case, it's probably bringing the
> interface up.  Try
> using low-level commands first (ifconfig, iwconfig)
> and don't use WEP or
> WPA if it's not needed to reproduce the problem.=20
> ifup is a script that
> may call ifconfig many times, which is why you are
> getting so many
> messages.
>
> Also, give more details.  Don't rephrase or shorten
> error messages.  If
> the software doesn't behave the way it should, the
> messages are not
> guaranteed to be pure truth.  Exact messages are
> required to pinpoint
> their origins.  Besides, if you are "stumped", why
> should we trust your
> interpretations of the messages and your
> interpretation of which of them
> are important?

Thanks for the quick answer, Pavel. I agree that the problem's
probably just bringing the interface up. I'm not using WEP or WPA yet.
Here's the information you asked for, including complete error
messages: 

root@~# ifconfig
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:280 (280.0 b)  TX bytes:280 (280.0 b)

root@~# iwconfig wlan0
wlan0     No such device

I fear that these two items may not be particularly informative. So
what next?

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