I have a IPW5100AGN wireless card, which was %100 OK till yesterday.I was working late and battery ran out.When I powered it up again I started to get these output :
bash-3.1# ioctl[SIOCSIWAUTH]: Operation not supported
WEXT auth param 4 value 0x0 - ctrl_iface exists and seems to be in use - cannot override it
Delete '/var/run/wpa_supplicant/wlan0' manually if it is not used anymore
Failed to initialize control interface '/var/run/wpa_supplicant'.
You may have another wpa_supplicant process already running or the file was
left by an unclean termination of wpa_supplicant in which case you will need
to manually remove this file before starting wpa_supplicant again.
ioctl[SIOCSIWAUTH]: Operation not supported
WEXT auth param 4 value 0x0 -
+ Exit 255 wpa_supplicant -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
I was curious and tried shutting down by cutting power to my other laptop with IPW2200BG and guess what, it gave the same outputs when I powered it up too.I removed /var/run/wpa_supplicant but no luck with that.It seems that wpa_supplicant is still running from the first unexpected shutdown.
I do not care about the IPW2200 one but 5100AGN is really important for me.I had set it up by this url; http://www.dkpw.co.uk/wp/?p=465
I rolled back everything I did and did them all over again but nothing changes, it is kinda stuck.
Any suggestions are welcomed.