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Old 11-12-2013, 02:15 AM   #1
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Default /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf empty in Slackware 14.1


In past versions of Slackware, the default /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf file used to be full of helpful examples on how to configure wpa_supplicant for various setups. In Slackware 14.1, it only contains the following lines:

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ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=root
... and nothing else.

Has something changed in the meanwhile? Either with Slackware or upstream? Is wpa_supplicant not the recommended way to configure wireless any more? I normally use wicd, but on the rare occasion I need wifi configured on a server, I still rely on rc.inet1.conf and wpa_supplicant.conf to configure wireless on the command line.

I searched the Slack 14.1 README and searched on this forum - but didn't find so far a reason for the empty file.

Oh - I've put my usual configuration in the file - and it works fine - so not really a make-or-break issue. But if I was a newbie again - I would have struggled a lot more than I did when the file had examples in it.
 
Old 11-12-2013, 02:23 AM   #2
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Seems like it's been that way since 14.0 but recently changed from 13.37:

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...upplicant.conf

The SlackBuild just uses that wpa_supplicant.conf in the config directory for 14.0, whereas for 13.37:

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...ant.SlackBuild

It seems the SlackBuild script is what creates the configuration file.

Although the 13.37 did have more examples, I personally believe wpa_supplicant.conf's man page provides several examples.
 
  


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