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#1 2013-06-09 00:48:49

Kummo666
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Registered: 2013-06-09
Posts: 15

[Solved] Unable to set up a wireless using netctl start <profile>

Hi all,
I'm having a hard time getting the wifi up, I can manually set up a connection using:

wifi-menu

but I want to set up an automatic connection that's why following the Netctl wiki I tried:

sudo netctl start <profile>

where the <profile> is the one that generates the wifi-menu command when a connection is established.

profile wrote:

Description='Automatically generated profile by wifi-menu'
Interface=wlp3s0
Connection=wireless
Security=none
ESSID=SpeedyWiFi
IP=dhcp

But it fails to read the profile, which can be listed using the netctl list. I copied and re named the profile as "speedy"

journalctl wrote:

-- Logs begin at Sat 2013-05-18 16:12:02 ART, end at Sat 2013-06-08 15:13:56 ART. -- Jun 08 15:13:19 archNetBook wicd[162]: wlp3s0 Failed to read scan data : Network is down Jun 08 15:13:23 archNetBook kernel: IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlp3s0: link is not ready Jun 08 15:13:30 archNetBook su[406]: (to rodrigo) rodrigo on none Jun 08 15:13:30 archNetBook su[406]: pam_unix(su:session): session opened for user root by rodrigo(uid=1000) Jun 08 15:13:56 archNetBook systemd[1]: Starting A simple open wireless connection... -- Subject: Unit netctl@speedy.service[2] has begun with start-up -- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/li … temd-devel[3]
-- Unit netctl@speedy.service[4] has begun starting up. Jun 08 15:13:56 archNetBook network[439]: Starting network profile 'speedy'... Jun 08 15:13:56 archNetBook network[439]: The interface of network profile 'speedy' is already up Jun 08 15:13:56 archNetBook systemd[1]: netctl@speedy.service[5] : main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE Jun 08 15:13:56 archNetBook systemd[1]: Failed to start A simple open wireless connection. -- Subject: Unit netctl@speedy.service[6] has failed -- Defined-By: systemd -- Support: http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/li … temd-devel[7]
-- Documentation: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Softwar … e9d022f03d[8]
-- Unit netctl@speedy.service[9] has failed.
-- The result is failed. Jun 08 15:13:56 archNetBook systemd[1]: Unit netctl@speedy.service[10] entered failed state.

Advice, suggestions? Thanks.

Last edited by Kummo666 (2013-06-09 14:35:56)

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#2 2013-06-09 14:34:47

Kummo666
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Registered: 2013-06-09
Posts: 15

Re: [Solved] Unable to set up a wireless using netctl start <profile>

I case someone has this problem, I got the solution:
I had a problem with Wicd, wich I installed trying alternatives...
I removed it, and I had some problems with the services that I enabled trying to make it work,
then similar issues like this post, there I got the solutions.

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#3 2013-06-09 14:40:04

WonderWoofy
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From: Los Gatos, CA
Registered: 2012-05-19
Posts: 8,412

Re: [Solved] Unable to set up a wireless using netctl start <profile>

The profile you are trying to start is already up and connected.... so I'm not sure what you exected there.  If you want it to connect on boot, you have to enable it.  The netctl commands are meant to be very similar to systemctl.  Alternatively, you can simply do "systemctl enable netctl@speedy.service".

Apparently you have now installed everything you possibly could in an attempt to "fix" your problem... like that analogy about spaghetti and the wall... So you need to figure out if you still have some of those services enabled and then disable all but one service that controls network connection.  You can use "systemctl" without any options to see all started units, or you can use "systemctl --type=service" to see only services.

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