Following the latest news I tried to switch from netcfg to netctl but can't get it to work..
my netctl profile, similar to my netcfg one:
Description='A simple WPA encrypted wireless connection using a static IP' Interface=wlan0 Connection=wireless Security='wpa-config' WPAConfigFile='/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' IP=static Address='192.168.0.5' Gateway='192.168.0.254'
# netctl start wirelessHome Job for netctl@wirelessHome.service failed. See 'systemctl status netctl@wirelessHome.service' and 'journalctl -xn' for details. # journalctl -xn -- Logs begin at Sun 2012-11-11 12:36:25 CET, end at Fri 2013-04-12 21:54:20 CEST. -- Apr 12 21:54:19 alainLaptop kernel: wlan0: associated Apr 12 21:54:19 alainLaptop kernel: IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready Apr 12 21:54:20 alainLaptop network: RTNETLINK answers: Network is unreachable Apr 12 21:54:20 alainLaptop network: Could not set gateway '192.168.0.254' on interface 'wlan0' Apr 12 21:54:20 alainLaptop kernel: wlan0: deauthenticating from 00:24:d4:51:48:98 by local choice (reason=3) Apr 12 21:54:20 alainLaptop kernel: cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain Apr 12 21:54:20 alainLaptop network: Failed to bring the network up for profile 'wirelessHome' Apr 12 21:54:20 alainLaptop systemd: netctl@wirelessHome.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE Apr 12 21:54:20 alainLaptop systemd: Failed to start Networking for netctl profile wirelessHome. -- Subject: Unit netctl@wirelessHome.service has failed -- Defined-By: systemd -- Support: http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel -- Documentation: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/catalog/be02cf6855d2428ba40df7e9d022f03d -- -- Unit netctl@wirelessHome.service has failed. -- -- The result is failed. Apr 12 21:54:20 alainLaptop systemd: Unit netctl@wirelessHome.service entered failed state
Any suggestion ?
Last edited by Alain2 (2013-04-12 22:37:20)
Yes, try this: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=161263
Thank you Strike0!
Indeed this was the issue, adding the /24 for netmask resolved this (for my defense the error message is not very clear on this)
Sorry I should have seen this topic... I guess it would be worth mentioning in the netctl wiki page as well.
Good & no big deal, I have added a sentence for it in the wiki. The error message is not perfect but not too bad either in my view. It does point toward the gateway. Strange I find that the systemd journal references a documentation link that then leads to a 404 page which does not give much clue how to continue there. The feature with the message_ID itself is awesome, but I'm sure the too plain 404 template at freedesktop has a great hit count (not for netctl, but in general)..