Description of problem:
Every second or so, this line:
gkrellm-wifi-Message: Could not get range for wlan0: Operation not permitted
is written to the .xsession-errors file.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start wireless interface.
The wireless interface is active, and operates well:
[ryniker@mini ~]$ ifconfig wlan0
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:26:5E:3A:FC:5F
inet addr:192.168.100.28 Bcast:192.168.100.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::226:5eff:fe3a:fc5f/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:33779 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:126862
TX packets:23214 errors:18 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:30540516 (29.1 MiB) TX bytes:8096458 (7.7 MiB)
The gkrellm window appears to have the usual information for this interface. It displays network activity and wireless signal level.
The problem I see is the 3600 copies of this message put into my
.xsession-errors file every hour.
If there is a special permission requirement, I expect the rpm installation procedure to configure the program appropriately.
Hardware profile in smolts.org, UUID: pub_724b6669-72b2-4d46-ada6-25a9c33376dc
Thanks for the bug report, I cannot reproduce this on my laptop, so it likely is something driver specific. I've prepared an update "fixing" this by not reporting the error (as a default value is used in that case and everything still works fine). Our updates status should add a note about an update being available to this bug soon.
gkrellm-wifi-0.9.12-11.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
gkrellm-wifi-0.9.12-11.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update gkrellm-wifi'. You can provide feedback for this update here: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/gkrellm-wifi-0.9.12-11.fc14
I ran gkrellm as root and the error message is not produced. My wifi adapter is Broadcom BCM4312, therefore I believe the driver comes via the akmod-wl package from RPMFusion. This could make it difficult to sort out the permission problem that is reported. Actually, it probably is not be a problem at all; gkrellm-wifi seems to work well without root privilege, thus silence about the forbidden request is appropriate.
I installed gkrellm-wifi-0.9.12-11.fc14 from updates-testing and confirm the message no longer appears in .xsession-errors.
gkrellm-wifi-0.9.12-11.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.