I am writing as a newbie in that this is my first question on this forum, but I have used Slackware since v9.
I recently installed 13.37 on two machines. In one machine I get a hard crash when booting, after it has been set up for wifi. (It was ok before that). The error message is:
Error for wireless request "Set Nickname" (8B1C): SET failed on device wlan0: Operation not supported.
The only place where I found a reference to "Nickname" was in rc.wireless and rc.wireless.conf. I renamed rc.wireless.conf, and I deleted the lines with "Nickname" in them in rc.wireless, but I still get the same error and the crash.
On the second machine, the error also appears during booting, but the boot process goes to completion after the message: wlan0 no private ioctls. The two machines have identical rc.inet1.conf and wpa_supplicant.conf files, following the instructions at
There is a suggestion in
to bring up wlan0 manually, without using rc.inet1.conf, which I have not tried yet. Do you have any other suggestions?