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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: help with wpa_supplicant Reply with quote

I am getting this error,
Code:

/etc/init.d/net.wlan0 --verbose start
* Bringing up interface wlan0
*   Loaded modules: apipa arping bonding tuntap ccwgroup macchanger macnet wpa_supplicant ssidnet ifconfig system dhcpcd ip6to4
*   Configuring wlan0 for MAC address 00:1d:7e:99:99:f5...                               [ ok ]
*   Starting wpa_supplicant on wlan0...
*   Detaching to start `/usr/sbin/wpa_supplicant'...
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
Could not set interface 'wlan0' UP
ctrl_iface exists and seems to be in use - cannot override it
Delete '/var/run/wpa_supplicant/wlan0' manually if it is not used anymore
Failed to initialize control interface '/var/run/wpa_supplicant'.
You may have another wpa_supplicant process already running or the file was
left by an unclean termination of wpa_supplicant in which case you will need
to manually remove this file before starting wpa_supplicant again.

*     start-stop-daemon: failed to start `/usr/sbin/wpa_supplicant'                      [ !! ]
* ERROR: net.wlan0 failed to start


I have a,
Code:

01:06.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

I have followed the steps to compile it in the kernel and and installed firmware.

The results of cat /proc/net/wireless
Code:

Inter-| sta-|   Quality        |   Discarded packets               | Missed | WE
 face | tus | link level noise |  nwid  crypt   frag  retry   misc | beacon | 22
 wlan0: 0000    0     0     0        0      0      0      0      0        0

 cat /etc/conf.d/net
# This blank configuration will automatically use DHCP for any net.*
# scripts in /etc/init.d.  To create a more complete configuration,
# please review /etc/conf.d/net.example and save your configuration
# in /etc/conf.d/net (this file :]!).

config_eth0=( "dhcp" )

config_wlan0=( "dhcp" )

modules=( "wpa_supplicant" )
wpa_supplicant_wlan0="-Dwext"
wpa_supplicant_wlan0="auto"


Not sure what info is needed, any help is appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have a look at my topic

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-805158.html

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ctrl_iface exists and seems to be in use - cannot override it
it is already running stop the daemon before starting a new instance...

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SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
have you installed the driver? (i had to install for my intel card iwl4965-ucode) The firmware is in the kernel but ther driver should be on the system
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And if you still need help, just post here and we will look at it :P

Good luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and please use quotes and codes (the buttons on the top) wehn edditing or creating a post
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem seems to be with

ifconfig wlan0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory

I am not sure how to correct this, 1 forum post says they have found the firmware and fixed their issue. Does not say how.

strubbldesign asks,
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have you installed the driver? (i had to install for my intel card iwl4965-ucode) The firmware is in the kernel but ther driver should be on the system


At least I now know what to search for,
thanks, again
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you post this :

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# emerge -av iwl4965-ucode

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

d2_racing wrote:
Can you post this :

Code:

# emerge -av iwl4965-ucode


dont emerge that!!!!!

you can give this a try...
it should be something linke
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* net-wireless/broadcom-sta [ Masked ]
Latest version available: 5.10.91.9.3-r2
Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
Size of files: 1,177 kB
Homepage: http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
Description: Broadcom's IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n hybrid Linux device driver.
License: Broadcom



or you go to the hardwarehomepage and download the tar.gz and compile it....
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry man, you have a broadcom, I'm not used to see wlan0 for broadcom.

I see sometimes eth1 nowdays and sometimes wlan0.

I'm not sure if the problem is from the broadcom driver or if udev create some crazy device once in a while.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, make sure that your remove the b43 driver inside the kernel and also the ssb module too.
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