Opened 5 years ago

Closed 10 months ago

#11013 closed bug (fixed)

[wpa_supplicant] crashing after trying to connect several times

Reported by: christof Owned by: mmlr
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Network & Internet/Wireless Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All


I am running hrev47380 on an Asus EeePC 901 with the built-in Ralink WiFi adapter. After selecting a WPA/WPA2 network to connect to from the deskbar network icon, a dialog opens that lets me enter the network password. I enter the correct password and press ok. The network adapter is now "configuring" the connection.

After a few seconds the network password dialog opens again. I re-confirm the password (which is now shown) with OK and wpa_supplicant crashes (see attached debug log). Sometimes the aforementioned dialog opens a few times (every time I press OK) until the crash finally occurs. The network adapter stays in mode "Configuring".

Attachments (3) (10.4 KB) - added by christof 5 years ago. (11.0 KB) - added by christof 4 years ago.
syslog.txt (312.9 KB) - added by christof 4 years ago.

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Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by diver

Owner: changed from axeld to mmlr
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by philcostin

In my case, (EEE901) it says "Configuring" and after 5 or 10 minutes it confirms that the link has been established, but then no such link is established. It doesn't work. I don't have more data to hand at the moment, though, so sorry if it's not much help...

This did work before (not sure in which revision it stopped working - I guess I could find out with a spare afternoon of git bisecting but I can't afford the time right now)

Last edited 5 years ago by philcostin (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by christof

Just wanted to give an update. The bug as described above still persists in hrev49173, but the crashes after trying to connect a few times seem to occur less often (I think).

Every time when trying to connect, in the Network preferences the status of the ralinkwifi/0 changes to "connected (---)" and a notification comes up saying "Configuring". After a couple of seconds it goes back to "disconnected".

I am attaching some crash reports. Is there any other information (maybe some wifi supplicant log somewhere) that I could attach?

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by christof

Another update, still hrev49173 but with a newer (and apparently less broken) WIFI router: With the new router using WPA2 there is no repeated password dialogue and also no crash. However, there still seems to be a problem in the background that keeps the connection in the "Configuring" stage for some time (probably 2-3 minutes). Then, the connection is shown as "Ready" but the network doesn't work. I am attaching the syslog -- it looks like a repeating problem with DHCP.

Changed 4 years ago by christof

Attachment: syslog.txt added

comment:5 Changed 11 months ago by -Meanwhile-

The bug is still active in hrev52044; I'm seeing exactly what christof described in his latest comment (on an Eee Pc 901).

comment:6 Changed 10 months ago by waddlesplash

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

That is a different issue; probably #13789. Closing as fixed then.

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