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Author: Didier Kryn
To: dng
Old-Topics: Re: [DNG] Danger: Debian POSIX hostility
Subject: Re: [DNG] Network configuration
Le 18/09/2020 à 13:44, Le Loft a écrit :
> 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
> https://superuser.com/questions/986239/no-dhcp-lease-with-wlan0
> 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
> video-conferencing.

    First time I hear of wpa_passphrase.

    This was my missing brick to configure wpa_supplicant by hand and
the first reason I absolutely needed wpa_gui, because wpa_gui converts
silently the psk.