Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444554
wpa_supplicant does not start at boot (VERY ANNOYING BUG)
Last modified: 2008-05-04 12:22:38 EDT
Description of problem:
wpa_supplicant does not start at boot, writting FAILED in red during system
initialization and throwing a message about a missing file (wpa_ctrl_open)
However, wpa_supplicant *does* start if it's restarted manually after system
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fresh copy of Fedora 8 or later (unstable).
2. Perform all available online updates.
3. Mark wpa_supplicant in ntsysv to be started at boot.
3. Start the system and watch initialization.
wpa_supplicant does not start during boot
wpa_supplicant should start normally
Hardware is a Dell Inspiron 1520, please see smolt profile here:
Are you running with SELinux enabled at all? What's the output of:
Also, what's your wifi configuration? WPA? WEP? Open?
Wi-fi configuration is WPA2 with (an alphanumeric) preshared key/password.
IP address should be given by DHCP (a Fedora DHCP server put on the same
Ethernet segment as the WAP).
The WAP is a D-Link DWL-G700AP, B/G standard - works flawlessly after conection.
After boot, what's the output of "ps aux | grep wpa_supplicant" ? This may be
an SELinux issue, in that wlassistant doesn't have the right rules for SELinux.
Here it is:
4912 ? Ss 0:00 wpa_supplicant -c /etc/wpa_supplic
/wpa_supplicant.conf -B -u -dddt -f /var/log/wpa_supplicant.log
What's the contents of /var/log/audit/audit.log ? You'll need to be root to
access that file.
Created attachment 304394 [details]
Here's the audit.log file, as requested.
Seems to be corrected - now wpa_supplicant starts at boot.