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Old 08-26-2013, 11:28 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Hangzhou, China
Distribution: Slackware
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can we skip setting NICK within rc.wireless

Each time I boot up my PC(running -current with an Intel N6300 wireless controller), there's always an error says:

error for wireless request "set Nickname" (8B1C)
set faild on device wlan0 ; operation not supported
From $(man iwconfig) it says:

Set the nickname, or the station name. Some 802.11 products do define it, but this is not used as far as the protocols (MAC, IP, TCP) are concerned and completely useless as far as configuration goes.
Only some wireless diagnostic tools may use it.
I'd like to leave the nick settings alone in the official script.
Old 08-27-2013, 12:41 AM   #2
Registered: Aug 2012
Distribution: Slackware64-current (started with 13.37(32))
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Hello cowyn , I'm just guessing , try commenting the lines that assign nickname

if [ -n "$ESSID" -o -n "$MODE" ] ; then
	echo "$0:  $IWCOMMAND nick $NICKNAME" | $LOGGER
in Kwrite lines 202-205


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