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Re: wicd with WPA2 fails



On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 11:40:27AM +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
> On 2010-07-15 11:29 +0200, Paul Scott wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 08:52:24AM +0000, Camaleón wrote:
> >> On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 18:39:56 -0700, Paul Scott wrote:
> >> 
> >> > sid fully updated
> >> > 
> >> > wicd connects fine if I turn wireless security on the WRT54G2 router
> >> > off.  When I set the router to WPA2 - AES I get (from wicd.log)
> >> > 
> >> > 2010/07/14 17:40:41 :: iwconfig eth2
> >> > 2010/07/14 17:40:41 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING 
> >> > 2010/07/14 17:40:42 :: wpa_supplicant authentication may have failed.
> >>                          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> >> 
> >> (...)
> >> 
> >> Try starting "wp_supplicant" in debug mode to make the log more verbose 
> >> about that error. It seems failing at some point of the authentication.
> >
> > wicd calls wpa_supplicant with wext.  I don't see a preferences setting to change 
> > to cause more debugging.
> 
> It might be better to put away wicd for a moment and invoke
> wpa_supplicant directly with the -d switch.  You may have to set the
> ssid first with iwconfig(8).

I have read the man page.  I apparently need a valid wpa_supplicant.conf file.  The only one 
I can find (/etc/dbus-1/system.d/wpa...) doesn't seem to be valid.  I get lots of errors 
about that file when I supply the -D -i and -c parameters.

Thanks,

Paul




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