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Old 12-06-2008, 02:02 PM   #1
SaraiKhan
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WICD and WPA2 Supplicant Problems on Ubuntu 8.10


My problem is as follows. I installed ubuntu 8.10 on my laptop, everything works good. I got rid of network manager, installed WICD. WPASUPPLICANT is installed by default. The first time I reboot my computer and connect to my network, everything works fine. However, after I disconnect and try to reconnect again, it does not work anymore. I noticed that the second time I try to reconnect, it says "Generatin WPA configuration file". I think this is the problem, since after a fresh reboot, I did not receive this message and everything works fine. Can anyone help me?
 
Old 12-06-2008, 03:41 PM   #2
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Just a quick hit... in /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf do you have the line: update_config=1 ?



ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1

network={
ssid="my_ssid"
scan_ssid=1
psk="mypass"
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
}

that's how mine looks...
 
Old 12-07-2008, 06:12 PM   #3
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Just a quick hit... in /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf do you have the line: update_config=1 ?



ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1

network={
ssid="my_ssid"
scan_ssid=1
psk="mypass"
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
}

that's how mine looks...
I found the problem, an instance of wpa_supplicant is lingering on after I deconnect from the network. If I kill it, then everything works fine. How can I kill it with wicd when my interface goes down?
 
  


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