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Old 05-16-2005, 06:25 AM   #1
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Unhappy Aircrack problem with PK_PACKET

I have just installed Aircrack on my laptop (Gateway 4532) running Suse 9.3.
I have purchased a Safecom SWLC-54108 PCMCIA w/lan card which is based on a TI chipset and is supported by the ACX111 firmware, everything there seems ok, card can scan for wireless lans and sniff packets on monitor mode with ethereal (once i have logged in as root)

However when i try to run Airodump from the Aircrack suite i get an error stating: socket(PF_PACKET): Opertaion not supported.

I checked around an google and found it might have something to do with access rights, but trying to run it as root just results and a "command not found" error!

If anymore details are needed please say so and i'll do my best to supply them!

Don't know if it's related but i also am unable to pick any wireless traffic up with Airsnort either, despite manually setting the card into monitor mode via iwpriv.

Thank you in advance
Old 05-18-2005, 12:12 AM   #2
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you have to do it as root
Only processes with effective uid 0 (root) or the CAP_NET_RAW capability (i think that's suid) may
open packet sockets.

what do you mean "command not found" error!
something must not be on roots PATH give details about that error

it may be a better idea to run this stuff with sudo or suid
chmod u+s for suid


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