Making wpa_supplicant work with dhclient on Fedora

Jar jar
Fri May 16 22:30:18 PDT 2008

Reik Red wrote:
> Pavel Roskin wrote:
>> Hello!
>> I have figured out a way to use wpa_supplicant and dhclient on the same
>> interface in Fedora (tested on Fedora 8 and Fedora 9).  I'm actually
>> surprised that I don't see loud screams that it's not working.  It's
>> quite possible that I'm missing something obvious that everybody else it
>> doing.  Then I apologize for the noise in advance.  Anyway, that's the
>> simplest solution I could find.

I personally usually just edit the /etc/init.d/wpa_supplicant
so that it will start before network service
(chkconfig:   - 23 88 --> chkconfig:   - 9 90) and everything works. 
Also the section:

# Provides: wpa_supplicant
# Required-Start: $local_fs messagebus
# Required-Stop: $local_fs messagebus
# Default-Start:
# Default-Stop: 0 1 6
# Short-Description: start and stop wpa_supplicant
# Description: wpa_supplicant is a tool for connecting to wireless networks

has to be deleted because otherwise wpa_supplicant service try to start 
after messagebus (even if in /etc/sysconfig/wpa_supplicant the D-Bus 
interface is not enabled) and it is too late for dhcp. I think the 
wireless stuff should also work in text mode without the help of X & NM.

Best Regards, Jar

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