wifimgr (was: Re: Networkmgr)

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Thu Apr 13 09:46:41 UTC 2017

On Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:28:50 +0200, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> El día jueves, abril 13, 2017 a las 11:20:41a. m. +0200, Polytropon escribió:
> > > box), then boils out with the gui dialog message "There is no wifi
> > > adapters defined at /etc/rc.conf" (which is true).
> > 
> > Exactly that is where I get with that particular program.
> I figured out what the problem is: the pw dialog window is opened
> *behind* the xterm window on my KDE desktop and that's why I did not saw
> it. :-(

In /etc/rc.conf, I currently have only: wlans_wpi0="wlan0".
There is no /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf because per defailt, this
file does not exist - and wifimgr should be the interface to
that kind of configuration.

The WLAN interface is started as "no carrier" after boot as
expected. In X, when I start "wifimgr", it asks (in German!)
for the root password, then complains about no WiFi interface
being configured in rc.conf.

What amount of configuration does it expect?

The program then exits.

Sidenote 1:

The "wpa_gui" program displays just fine (not in German), but
none of the buttons does do anything; "Scan" oens a "Scan results"
window with an empty list, pressing the "Scan" button doesn't
change that.

Sidenote 2:

The "networkmgr" program doesn't show anything on screen, but
the terminal I started it from contains:

% networkmgr
Your wired network card is already configured.
Your wired network card is already configured.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/bin/netcardmgr", line 96, in <module>
  File "/usr/local/bin/netcardmgr", line 63, in __init__
    ifwifi = wifiscards[0].rstrip()
IndexError: list index out of range


Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/bin/networkmgr", line 13, in <module>
  File "/usr/local/share/networkmgr/trayicon.py", line 335, in tray

I'm using fvwm2, there is no tray...

And note that it mentions twice (!) that the wired network
card is already configured - that card isn't connected to
anything (rc.conf has DHCP).

Am I missing something?

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