Bug 438850 - Error message when turning encryption off with iwl4965
Error message when turning encryption off with iwl4965
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: John W. Linville
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-25 12:32 EDT by Mike Iglesias
Modified: 2008-05-02 16:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-02 16:40:45 EDT
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Description Mike Iglesias 2008-03-25 12:32:11 EDT
Description of problem:

Turning off encryption on Intel 4965 gives an error message.

# /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 key off
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; No such file or directory.

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-wireless does this, and results in an error
message during boot.

Running iwconfig under strace shows that the SIOCSIWENCODE ioctl call is
returning -1.

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the error message above

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No error message.

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Comment 1 John W. Linville 2008-03-25 14:07:38 EDT
FWIW, it would be fair to close this as NOTABUG.  That message, while 
annoying, is merely telling you that you are disabling encryption that was 
already disabled.

But, since I've taken an interest in removing this annoyance upstream and hope 
to have a patch merged soon, I'll keep this open for now.
Comment 2 Mike Iglesias 2008-03-26 19:24:10 EDT
Ok, thanks.  I reported it because another laptop I have doesn't do that with an
older Cisco PCMCIA wireless card so I thought it might be reporting something
that wasn't really an error.
Comment 3 John W. Linville 2008-03-27 11:00:05 EDT
Don't get me wrong -- it is annoying!  FWIW, it should be gone in -58.fc8 
(although you might want to wait for -59.fc8)...

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