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Bug#653141: linux-source-3.1: kernel module ipw2200 has problems with setting the essid for the wireless device

On Sun, 2011-12-25 at 12:28 +0100, Manuel Gebauer wrote:
> Package: linux-source-3.1
> Version: 3.1.5-1
> Severity: important
> Below is a session to demonstrate the essid-setting-problem. Look out for the
> garbled names like 'gÆisQÿJì)ͺ«òûãF|ÂTø\03'. The
> ipw2200-version from kernel-source-3.0.0 in comparision did not show this
> problem. I classify this error as important, because it breaks programs
> like wicd-curses.

Have you tried booting Linux 3.0 again?  This looks like a bug in
userland and not ipw2200 (which is almost unchanged between 3.0 and

> Even more, on bringing the interface down, the essid is not
> properly set to 'off', and the device might continously try to autoconnect to
> a new ap.

Why would that happen if it is down?


Ben Hutchings
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