freebsd forgets root password
kalin at el.net
Sat Oct 24 02:34:19 UTC 2009
> not really... i checked. many times. even for num loc. which doesn't
>> amnesiac is the name freebsd uses when no hostname is set.
> in this Amnesiac is the release name i think...
>> man msk
> many times.... msk should at least show in the dmesg somewhere....
>> now... the wireless card i put in. ralink technology. in the
>> office here there is a simple wifi router that is "protected" with
>> WPA password. if i get rid of the password and just use ifconfig
>> to get to the router everything works ok but putting the wpa on
>> again and using the supplicant things suck. ifconfig says the card
>> is associated. and it gets an ip but that's pretty much all that
>> happens. pings to a neighboring machine produce huge dropouts.
>> with 85% packet loss. another awesomeness... and those are pings
>> to ips. dns is pretty much nowhere to be found. sysisntall has
>> <unknown network interface type> for ral0...
>> This has always worked well for me:
> that's where i got the wpa configuration from. also from man
> wpa_supplicant and wpa_supplicant.conf.
> my conf looks like:
> psk="very secret passphrase"
> wpa_supplicant with -ddd show more and more of the same with nothing
> that helps me identify anything as a problem. just loops through the
> same sequence of information which doesn't mean much to me.
on this one:
wpa_supplicant -K -i ral0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
i just get:
Trying to associate with MA:CA:DD:RE:SS (ssid="home" freq=2432 mhz)
Associated with MA:CA:DD:RE:SS
CTRL-EVENT-DESCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys
and again and again and again... i'm typing this....
i get the idea. disconnected. why?
>> Adam Vande More
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