[Mageia-dev] problems connecting to new wlan access points

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Tue Apr 17 00:01:47 CEST 2012

'Twas brillig, and Hugo Pereira Da Costa at 16/04/12 21:51 did gyre and
> On 04/16/2012 10:14 PM, Mika Laitio wrote:
>> I am always having problems for connecting to new access points with
>> the drakconf. Drakconf is able to show up the list of access points just
>> fine and also the config screen looks ok.
>> Bu when I select the new ap from the list and press connect button, I
>> usually get error message from the connection failure.
>> This will happen even if I try to push the connect button again after
>> the first failure.
>> But if I instead reboot the machine after the failed connect, the
>> network will be up just fine on next boot.
>> I think the problem is not related to AP encryption mode as this is
>> happening for me both with the OpenWEP and WPA/WPA2 connections.
>> At the moment I am testing with machine having Intel Centrino-Ultimate-N
>> 6300 wlan, but I have earlier seen similar problems at least with intel
>> 2200 BG that I had on Dell D610.
>> Mika
> Hello,
> just in case it helps:
> I've been having the same problems on several computers/installations
> (and actually, also with mga1), and could always fix it by removing
> (urpme) all networkmanager packages. My personal (naive and non-dev)
> understanding of the issue being that there are some conflicts between
> networkmanager and drakconnect.

There are, but provided you disable NM, it should be OK and not run...
unless it can perhaps be bus activated without going via systemd...
hmmm, I wonder...


Colin Guthrie

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