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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

charles17,

I think am not using fluxbox - I have lxde and xfce (also kde) -
I dont have screenshot in lxde so replace to xfce and installed xfce4-screenshooter...
http://imgur.com/rshH2YG
but it is not adding much info I guess...
At least I have screenshooter :)

Please see if you can help connect this dongle with dhcpcd.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pmam wrote:
Code:
wpa_supplicant_ra0="nl80211"

pmam ... you have a typo, that should read: wpa_supplicant_ra0="-Dnl80211" ... however, it's WEXT, so you should probably use '-Dwext' ... as suggested by the following error:

pmam wrote:
Code:
Could not open file /sys/class/net/ra0/phy80211/name: No such file or directory

pmam wrote:
Meanwhile I fixed it by installing this pacakge: sys-apps/ifplugd. I am still preferring DHCPCD, so if there is any idea, I am here...

ifplugd will simply activate the device based on it being detected, it will not configure wpa_supplicant, netifrc, or what-have-you, it might start dhcpcd on the interface however. I'd leave this out of the equation right now, already you have netifrc, dhcpcd and wpa_gui, all of which "manage the network". Your over-complicating things, and right now I'm not sure which is actually doing the managing (ie, whether you'd disabled the dhcpcd configuration for ra0 in dhcpcd.conf).

As for using dhcpcd, I'm not sure how it starts wpa_supplicant, if it runs /etc/init.d/wpa_supplicant, or what configuration is needed for the right parameters to be supplied to wpa_supplicant when dhcpcd calls it. If its using /etc/init.d/wpa_supplicant then /etc/conf.d/wpa_supplicant will need to be configured, ie:

Code:
wpa_supplicant_args="-Dwext"

Not knowing how dhcpcd goes about these things makes it difficult for me to suggest the correct setup, but right now if you have dhcpcd and net.ra0 (ie, netifrc, which will be using ifplugd if not otherwise configured now that its installed) and wpa_gui you never going to know what is working and what is not. If you want to use dhcpcd then disable everything else, if you want to use wpa_gui or netifrc w/ ifplugd then do the same. If one or other doesn't work then methodically disable/enable another. BTW, wpa_gui just offers an interface for configuring, and switching, networks, so it can work along with other components "managing" (or starting) the network ... but keep it simple, its not really necessary here because you are connecting to one network, and wpa_supplicant will do that without the aid of wpa_gui.

charles17 wrote:
And what's the output of debugging wpa_supplicant?

charles ... we can see from the above that wpa_supplicant is not able to do anything with the device because its being told its '-Dnl80211' and not '-Dwext', you're not going to get anymore debug from it because it doesn't understand how it should handle it.

best ... khay
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

charles17,

It is working.. :D
According to debugging wpa_supplicant's output I saw this problem:
Code:
nl80211: Failed to set interface 4 to mode 2: -19 (No such device)
nl80211: Could not configure driver to use managed mode

So I added this line (as I added to /etc/conf.d/net) with "nl80211" :
Code:
interface ra0
static ip_address=10.0.0.11/24
static routers=10.0.0.138
static domain_name_servers=10.0.0.138
wpa_supplicant_ra0="nl80211"


EDIT: The information in this post is wrong - it is not working - please ignore it!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

khayyam wrote:
pmam wrote:
Code:
wpa_supplicant_ra0="nl80211"

pmam ... you have a typo, that should read: wpa_supplicant_ra0="-Dnl80211" ... however, it's WEXT, so you should probably use '-Dwext' ... as suggested by the following error:

pmam wrote:
Code:
Could not open file /sys/class/net/ra0/phy80211/name: No such file or directory

That's what's been confusing me, understanding it's nl80211.
Syntax for setting in dhcpcd.conf is according to loc cit 1.

Maybe like
dhcpcd.conf wrote:
env wpa_supplicant_driver=wext
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pmam wrote:
So I added this line (as I added to /etc/conf.d/net) with "nl80211"
For dhcpcd you shouldn't need that file at all.

And also debugging should work with wext
Quote:
$ wpa_supplicant -Dwext -ira0 -C/var/run/wpa_supplicant/ -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -dd
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pmam wrote:
It is working..

pmam ... perhaps, but it has nothing to do with the following ...

pmam wrote:
So I added this line (as I added to /etc/conf.d/net) with "nl80211" :
Code:
wpa_supplicant_ra0="nl80211"

... again, thats incorrect, it should be '-Dnl80211' or '-Dwext'.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for a big confusion - I was harry to go out of office and.. misleading.. :cry:
First, I did not notice that netifrc is running but not dhcpcd. So do not refer to my last post.

Quote:
pmam wrote:
So I added this line (as I added to /etc/conf.d/net) with "nl80211"
For dhcpcd you shouldn't need that file at all.

I know - It is only for netifrc.

So, know return to the previous stage - It is working with netifrc but not dhcpcd.
I tried your suggestions for wpa_supplicant_ra0= but not working -
can you please give me the link for all this dhcpcd's syntax?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pmam wrote:
can you please give me the link for all this dhcpcd's syntax?
Still the same.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you please let me know - The topic of the link you noted - For what device is?

I really dont know what line suppose to be for my device- I tried:
Code:
env wpa_supplicant_driver=nl80211

and this:
Code:
env wpa_supplicant_driver=wext

what else can be?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pmam wrote:
and this:
Code:
env wpa_supplicant_driver=wext
This one should be working. Did you check debugging with wext (some of my previous posts)?
pmam wrote:
what else can be?
See man 8 wpa_supplicant, section "AVAILABLE DRIVERS".

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pmam wrote:
Can you please let me know - The topic of the link you noted - For what device is?
The device is
Code:
# lspci -vvv -s 08:00.0

08:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection
        Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
        Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
        Region 0: Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
                Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
        Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
                Address: 0000000000000000  Data: 0000
        Capabilities: [e0] Express (v1) Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
                DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <512ns, L1 unlimited
                        ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE- FLReset-
                DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
                        RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop+
                        MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
                DevSta: CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr+ TransPend-
                LnkCap: Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <128ns, L1 <64us
                        ClockPM+ Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
                LnkCtl: ASPM Disabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
                        ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
                LnkSta: Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
        Kernel driver in use: iwl3945
        Kernel modules: iwl3945
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I add this line to /etc/dhcpcd.conf:
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env wpa_supplicant_driver=wext

and here wpa_debug output:
http://pastebin.com/DGKEz1tB
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pmam wrote:
http://pastebin.com/DGKEz1tB

Code:
ra0: CTRL-EVENT-CONNECTED - Connection to 00:26:5a:12:36:60 completed [id=0 id_str=]

... so, connection completed, what does the following show:

Code:
# wpa_cli status

best ... khay

btw: THE DRIVER IS WEXT, WEXT!!! WEXT!!!!!!!! ... just so you know :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

khayyam,

WOW, you are right! :D
The problem is - I do not see the interface in wpa_gui -
so I thought it is disconnected...
But I can connect to web and it seems ok and here:
Code:
 wpa_cli status
Selected interface 'ra0'
bssid=00:26:5a:12:36:60
ssid=AFMBZPD7
id=0
mode=station
pairwise_cipher=WEP-40
group_cipher=WEP-40
key_mgmt=NONE
wpa_state=COMPLETED
ip_address=10.0.0.11
address=00:22:c0:31:44:20

So it means that I am connected - It is nice to be connected.. to the right places :)
but why there is no wpa_gui????

Quote:
btw: THE DRIVER IS WEXT, WEXT!!! WEXT!!!!!!!! ... just so you know :)

Please - explanation to your joke (my english..) - I suspect it is good one.. :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pmam wrote:
WOW, you are right! :D

pmam ... I'm always right ... sometimes :)

pmam wrote:
The problem is - I do not see the interface in wpa_gui

This suggests your user isn't in the wheel group, and so can't access the cntl_interface. What does the following show:

Code:
% groups

If you're not in wheel then you can modify the user like so:

Code:
# usermod -a -G wheel pmam

pmam wrote:
khayyam wrote:
btw: THE DRIVER IS WEXT, WEXT!!! WEXT!!!!!!!! ... just so you know :)

Please - explanation to your joke (my english..) - I suspect it is good one.. :wink:

I told you numerious times the driver is wext ... "don't make me angry ... you wouldn't like me when I'm angry" :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is not stable.. now I can't connect to web...though the same output of wpa_cli status
EDIT: It is ok only when first I connect with wired and then disconnect the cable and wireless is working.
Quote:
This suggests your user isn't in the wheel group, and so can't access the cntl_interface. What does the following show:

so why it is ok with netifrc...
Code:
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Quote:
I told you numerious times the driver is wext

yes, but in netifrc we put: wpa_supplicant_ra0="nl80211" so I thought this is the driver... :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pmam wrote:
It is not stable.. now I can't connect to web...though the same output of wpa_cli status
EDIT: It is ok only when first I connect with wired and then disconnect the cable and wireless is working.

pmam ... if that's the case then this doesn't seem to be an issue with the connection per-se but with the "management". If 'wpa_cli status' shows "connected" and an you have an ip address then you might test the network, ie, ping the ip address of the gateway, this is how you go about debugging such things, ruling out possible issues (ie, DNS).

pmam wrote:
khayyam wrote:
This suggests your user isn't in the wheel group, and so can't access the cntl_interface. What does the following show:

so why it is ok with netifrc...

I said "suggests", I don't know enough about using dhcpcd to manage the network so any problem there I can't really help with. The fact that the interface shows up when netifrc is in use can mean only one thing, dhcpcd isn't configured correctly.

pmam wrote:
khayyam wrote:
I told you numerious times the driver is wext

yes, but in netifrc we put: wpa_supplicant_ra0="nl80211" so I thought this is the driver... :wink:

No, we didn't, you did, and besides that being wrong (again) I said "no, you need to use -Dwext" and then you said "so I added this line [...] nl80211", and I said again "its -Dwext", then you said "I really dont know what line suppose to be for my device", so I had to say "btw: THE DRIVER IS WEXT, WEXT!!! WEXT!!!!!!!!". Clear?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK - since I have a working solution with netirfc, at the moment, am giving up with dhcpcd manager for this laptop -
until someone will inform me, he have done it with this type of usb dongle.
I takes me too much time...

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