Problem with wpa_supplicant: IOCTL error.

Jouni Malinen j
Fri Mar 7 07:56:56 PST 2008

On Fri, Mar 07, 2008 at 04:26:20PM +0100, wilk3ert wilk wrote:

> Reading configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
> ctrl_interface='DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant/ GROUP=wheel'

> CTRL: Invalid group 'wheel'
> Failed to initialize control interface 'DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant/
> GROUP=wheel'.

It looks like your system does not have the configured user group
('wheel'). You can either remove that option from the configuration file
or add the group if you want to control access to the ctrl_iface using
that group.

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