Making wpa_supplicant work with dhclient on Fedora

Reik Red reikred at gmail.com
Sun May 18 23:22:55 EDT 2008


Jar wrote:
> Reik Red wrote:
>   
>> Pavel Roskin wrote:
>>     
>>> Hello!
>>>
>>> I have figured out a way to use wpa_supplicant and dhclient on the same
>>> interface in Fedora (tested on Fedora 8 and Fedora 9).  I'm actually
>>> surprised that I don't see loud screams that it's not working.  It's
>>> quite possible that I'm missing something obvious that everybody else it
>>> doing.  Then I apologize for the noise in advance.  Anyway, that's the
>>> simplest solution I could find.
>>>   
>>>       
>
> I personally usually just edit the /etc/init.d/wpa_supplicant
> so that it will start before network service
> (chkconfig:   - 23 88 --> chkconfig:   - 9 90) and everything works. 
> Also the section:
>
> ### BEGIN INIT INFO
> # Provides: wpa_supplicant
> # Required-Start: $local_fs messagebus
> # Required-Stop: $local_fs messagebus
> # Default-Start:
> # Default-Stop: 0 1 6
> # Short-Description: start and stop wpa_supplicant
> # Description: wpa_supplicant is a tool for connecting to wireless networks
> ### END INIT INFO
>
> has to be deleted because otherwise wpa_supplicant service try to start 
> after messagebus (even if in /etc/sysconfig/wpa_supplicant the D-Bus 
> interface is not enabled) and it is too late for dhcp. I think the 
> wireless stuff should also work in text mode without the help of X & NM.
>
>   
Jar, could not agree more that wireless should work in text mode, and 
not depend on some add-on code or post-boot action by KDE or Gnome or 
what-have-you.


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