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Old 09-27-2004, 01:34 PM   #1
exfacior
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cannot bind to socket: address already in use


I am running Fedora Core 2 with 2.6.8 kernel (16k stacks)
I am using ndiswrapper to wrap the xp drivers for a netgear wg311v2
I am using xsupplicant client to connect to my university's wireless network.

When i run xsupplicant it successfully authenticates me and searches for dhcp using dhclient. from there it usually takes about a minute after checking some ips and it starts trying to do RTM_NEWLINK or something of the sort. regardless, it eventually hangs the shell im using in the terminal. i check the xsupplicant log and find this:

an error occurred binding to socket (address already in use)

i don't know if the two are related, and i have no idea how to fix the problem. i thought it might be a port problem, one of the other processes occupying the port im trying to use, but i have been unsuccessful in finding out which one if any is causing this. im relatively new to linux so i dont know any applications i can run to check sockets or anything like that.

in addition, i disabled the device in neat (thinking it was trying to activate that) but there is no difference in the result.

any help as to what the socket error means would be appreciated.
 
  


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