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Bug#431657: automatic wlan connection at bootprocess on Etch only on second try

reassign 431657 wpasupplicant

On Sat, Aug 04, 2007 at 07:52:46PM +0200, Michael Lansche wrote:
> Hi Jurij,
> Am Freitag, 3. August 2007 23:21 schrieb Jurij Smakov:
> > Ok, that looks pretty regular. Another thing I can suggest is to try
> > to add a delay (like 'sleep 5') to the start/pre-up branch in the
> > /etc/wpa_supplicant/ifupdown.sh, right after conf_wpa_supplicant line.
> > That delay should give the WPA authentication some time to settle
> > before the dhclient is invoked to obtain an DHCP lease. Let me know if
> > it helps.
> >
> your suggestion works.
> I think this way the boot process is a few seconds slower than with my 
> workaround.
> Nevertheless I'd like to ask which is now the better respectively the more 
> Debian-like way?
> Is it now a bug or only a specific problem of my hardware?

I'm not too familiar with wpasupplicant, so I'm going to reassign the 

wpasupplicant folks: it looks like under some circumstances 
wpasupplicant exits too soon, so the first attempt to obtain DHCP 
lease fails. I've asked Michael to add a delay to 
/etc/wpa_supplicant/ifupdown.sh and it fixed his problem. Please have 
a look at it and advise.

Best regards,
Jurij Smakov                                           jurij@wooyd.org
Key: http://www.wooyd.org/pgpkey/                      KeyID: C99E03CC

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