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Author: Le Loft
To: dng
New-Topics: Re: [DNG] Network configuration
Subject: Re: [DNG] Danger: Debian POSIX hostility
On Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:55:29 +0200
Didier Kryn <kryn@???> wrote:

>     Anyway, wpa_supplicant.conf needs the following instructions:
> ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=dialout
> update_config=1
>     You can choose a different group, and you should make yourself a
> member of this group.

hi. Two newbie questions. I've just bought an E14 Thinkpad, onto
which i installed Beowulf. However, I needed to pull the microcode and
wireless firmware from ceres to connect via wlan0. wicd just doesn't
work, and I failed to make it work using wpa_supplicant, although this
was before Didier posted the above. However, this morning, i got it up
and running using this link


pkill dhclient
pkill wpa_supplicant
wpa_passphrase "TheNameOfMyNetwork" "MySecretPassword" > wpa.conf
ip link set dev wlan0 down
ip addr flush dev wlan0
ip link set dev wlan0 up
wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -Dnl80211 -c wpa.conf
dhclient -v wlan0

So newbie question 1: How different to the wpa_supplicant processes
currently being discussed is this process?

And Q2: I am now running a hybrid Beowulf/Ceres installation. Should I
remove the Beowulf repositories from the sources.list and replace them
with either Chimaera or Ceres? And then upgrade or dist-upgrade? I'd
be happy to run a testing release, but for this machine, security is
more important than stability. It will be running proprietary
software, mostly from the Google stable; it's main function will be

Many thanks