Post subject: wifi problems: wpa_supplicant gnome-keyring NM horror
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:26 pm
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:19 am Posts: 4
eeePC model: 1005HA
Aurora version: NBR 3.0.1
so long story short, i'm running nbr 3.0.1 on my 1005ha and, for a very short while, i was able to connect to the wireless internets here at home. soon NetworkManager started doing some very funny things, like turning my 9 character long alphanumeric passphrase into a really long string of gobbledeegook, and asking my permission to check the keyring over and over again.
i did some searching in various forums and found that for a lot of people, checking the "available to all users" box in the edit connections screen of NM did some good, but it did me no good. something else that seemed to work for a lot of people was to remove the password keyring by deleting the file in ~/.gnome2 and leaving empty fields when keyring prompted for new passwords. this never happened for me. even after deleting the file, i didn't get a prompt to enter a new password. i got the same dialoge box i got when NM first started acting poorly, informing me that NetworkManager needed keys from the keyring, and would i like to deny, allow once, or allow always.
so i gave up on gnome and decided to go command line. i tried to enter
and it took me awhile to realise it wasn't accepting the passphrase because the accesspoint is WPA and not WEP so of course there's some other application to handle that part. or at least i think that's what happened. anyways, i started mucking around with wpa_supplicant and i did up my .conf file and typed in
and that spewed out a whole mess of information, but i think the important line may well be where it says ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: no such file or directory and Driver did not supportSIOCSIWENCODEEXT but if it's a driver problem, why did it work a few times at the beginning? any suggestions? cheers!
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