wpa_supplicant service fails to autostart on Fedora 8

Reik Red reikred at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 15:59:05 EST 2008


I have a similar problem as Robert had, but in my case updating
to the latest does not help.

The main symptom is that ifup wlan0 (or equivalent) hangs during boot,
because it is not able to get an IP address. After timing out and finishing
the boot, I can run dhclient wlan0 and get the IP address. In fact,
wlan0 itself is up already, just without an IP address.

I can't see anything in /var/log/wpa_supplicant.log, even with
OTHER_ARGS=-d. However, I can see some of the -d output on the
boot screen soon after the timeout.

By the way, what happened with the old -f -u options, is that relevant
to my problem?

For completeness: I am bringup up eth0 as well during this process, but
if I remove the cable it does not help on the wlan0 problem, and result
is the same.

Reik

Dan Williams wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-01-02 at 10:43 +0100, Robert Allerstorfer wrote:
>> On Mon, 31 Dec 2007, 11:10 GMT-05 Dan Williams wrote:
>>
>>> On Mon, 2007-12-31 at 13:47 +0100, Robert Allerstorfer wrote:
>>>> I am trying to activate the wlan0 device automatically at booting
>>>> Fedora 8. It should associate to my WPA2-personal protected Access
>>>> Point. Since NetworkManager 0.7 svn3109 does NOT work for this, I
>>>> don't start that service. Instead, I have set the wpa_supplicant
>>>> service to autostart. This will run
>>>> 'wpa_supplicant -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -iwlan0
>>>> -Dwext -B -u -f -d'
>>>> which fails while booting:
>>>> [root at localhost ~]# cat /var/log/wpa_supplicant.log
>>>> Could not acquire the system bus.
>>> You're probably interested in Fedora bug #244029.  That's the best place
>>> to track your issue since it's a Fedora specific issue.
>>> Dan
>> OK, with the official current wpa_supplicant package for Fedora 8
>> (0.5.7-16.fc8), wpa_supplicant cannot be autostarted as a service.
>> Updating wpa_supplicant to version 0.5.7-20.fc8 currently available
>> from Fedora's updates-testing repo solves this problem:
> 
> Now that it's gone through some testing, it's likely time to push it to
> plain updates.
> 
> dan
> 
>> [root at localhost ~]# yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update wpa_supplicant
>> [root at localhost ~]# rpm -q --changelog wpa_supplicant | more
>> * Mon Dec 24 2007 Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> - 0.5.7-20
>> - Fix LSB initscript header to ensure 'messagebus' is started first (rh #244029)
>>
>> * Thu Dec 06 2007 Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> - 0.5.7-19
>> - Fix two leaks when signalling state and scan results (rh #408141)
>>
>> * Mon Dec 03 2007 Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> - 0.5.7-18
>> - Add logrotate config file (rh #404181)
>> - Add new LSB initscript header to initscript with correct deps (rh #244029)
>> - Move other runtime arguments to /etc/sysconfig/wpa_supplicant
>>
>> * Thu Nov 15 2007 Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> - 0.5.7-17
>> - Start after messagebus service (rh #385191)
>> - Fix initscript 'condrestart' command (rh #217281)
>>
>> After doing
>> [root at localhost ~]# chkconfig wpa_supplicant off
>> [root at localhost ~]# chkconfig wpa_supplicant on
>>
>> the startup priority will change from 12 to 28, after the messagebus
>> service:
>> [root at localhost ~]# ls -l /etc/rc.d/rc*.d/S*wpa_supplicant
>> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 2007-12-31 14:16 /etc/rc.d/rc2.d/S28wpa_supplicant -> ../init.d/wpa_supplicant
>> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 2007-12-31 14:16 /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S28wpa_supplicant -> ../init.d/wpa_supplicant
>> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 2007-12-31 14:16 /etc/rc.d/rc4.d/S28wpa_supplicant -> ../init.d/wpa_supplicant
>> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 2007-12-31 14:16 /etc/rc.d/rc5.d/S28wpa_supplicant -> ../init.d/wpa_supplicant
>>
>> With autostarting the wpa_supplicant service and NOT using
>> NetworkManager, establishing a wireless connection to a WPA2 protected
>> access point with a Broadcom card works for the first time for me on
>> Fedora :-)
>>
>> rob.
>>
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