[Grml] grml 0.5 and WPA

Oliver Vecernik ml at vecernik.at
Sun Dec 18 18:31:09 CET 2005

Michael Prokop schrieb:
> This should print all your NICs, right?

Maybe there ist another problem with the WG511T hardware, let's put it
away and just talk about the integrated ORiNOCO.

After a clean boot the hardware is now up and running with WEP (I just
overtyped the key for obvious reasons):

# iwconfig eth1
eth1      IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"vds"  Nickname:"HERMES I"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point:
          Bit Rate:2 Mb/s   Sensitivity:1/3
          Retry limit:4   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xx   Security
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=23/92  Signal level=-69 dBm  Noise level=-92 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

# mount /mnt/sda
# save-config -all -file /mnt/sda/config.tbz

After booting with the following params:

fb1280x1024 grml lang=at myconfig=/dev/sda

The network is down again. It seems, that eth1 is initialized and dhcp
tries to get the values *before* the `config.tbz' is read.

I have to rerun grml-network to get the WLAN working again
(configuration of ssid and key is loaded correctly). Can this be automated?

> And the connection works as soon as you deactivate WPA?

Trying to use WPA is unsuccessful, because no driver initializes the
card. Trying to use grml-network does not offer the choice for WPA.

> JFYI: http://grml.org/faq/#wpa

[x] done. :-)

> And the configuration in /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf is ok?

As far as I can see, yes. I run the ORiNOCO card with WPA with exactly
this parameters under another OS. But this is not a really grml related
issue or is there maybe a prob with a kernel mod?

> Just add the following lines to your ~/.xinitrc:
>   export LANG="de_AT at euro"
>   export LC_ALL="de_AT at euro"
>   setxkbmap de

I appended it to .xinitrc, but this didn't work. After some search, I
changed /etc/sysconfig/keyboard to XKEYBOARD="de". Now it's working.


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