Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438850
Error message when turning encryption off with iwl4965
Last modified: 2008-05-02 16:40:45 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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
the error message above
No error message.
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
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.
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.
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)...