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Old 01-23-2018, 08:31 AM   #46
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The driver either supports your hardware or it doesn't. Do you know which hardware/driver was involved?

I have to admit that though NetBSD's wireless/wpa_supplicant setup does seem a bit messy, it worked ok for me last time I tried it (7.1.x release I think).

If it's an Atheros device, first appearing 7.0-release, the athn(4) driver was ported from OpenBSD (as were most of the wifi drivers in NetBSD), which adds support for the ath9xxx devices.
 
Old 01-23-2018, 09:03 AM   #47
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It could well have been Atheros, as I have several of them on my machines, & they do work on OpenBSD.

OpenBSD works fine for me; just thought I'd give NetBSD another go whilst I was messing about with my older computers; I'm not so keen on FreeBSD these days, as it seems to take a lot of disk space for the same basic setup.
 
Old 01-24-2018, 05:29 AM   #48
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What the wiki fails to mention is what happens if /var and/or /usr are mounted on separate disk slices. wpa_supplicant(8) will fail to start from rc.conf unless you add the line
Code:
critical_filesystems_local="/var /usr"
to rc.conf. That was my problem.

ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant (from wpa_supplicant.conf) is on /var
/usr/sbin/wpa_supplicant is on /usr.

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Old 01-24-2018, 11:19 AM   #49
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/var should already be part of critical_filesystems_local, /usr as I recall is not.

Hence
Code:
critical_filesystems_local="${critical_filesystems_local} /usr"
Should do it.

It was reported as a bug years ago, but closed: https://marc.info/?l=netbsd-bugs&m=117909571019490&w=2

And more recently: https://marc.info/?l=netbsd-bugs&m=145639160309185&w=2
 
  


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