F13 network and wpa_supplicant startup sequence

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 16:55:02 UTC 2010

  On 07/20/2010 08:28 AM, Frank Elsner wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 10:12:29 -0500 (CDT) lxnf98mm at comcast.net wrote:
>> I added a wireless card to a machine that has no gui interface installed, so no NM
>> I configured wpa_supplicant and wlan startup script
>> What I do not get is when the machine boots wpa_supplicant starts after the network script
> "after" is the problem. wpa_supplicant must start *before" network.
> Change the sequence.
> --Frank Elsner
I have done this numerous times.
Then an update will come and reset the sequence so that in run
level 5, S10network  will  be executed before  S23wpa-supplicant.

But this has NOT caused any problems for me since I changed
my ifcfg-ra0 to use a static IP address instead of dynamic.
All S10network is doing is simply ifconfig'ing the network interfaces.
The problems will occur if you interface is configured to get it's
IP address dynamically, per /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-$INTERFACE

That said, I have found the DHCP over wireless does not work for
for me at all - ifconfig is never able to obtain an address. So I used
static IP. Now it does not matter which one starts first.

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