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Re: [gNewSense-users] Metad on Yeeloong 8101: "iwlist wlan0 scan" fails

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Metad on Yeeloong 8101: "iwlist wlan0 scan" fails
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 09:30:43 +1030

On Thu, 4 Feb 2010 22:25:09 +0100
Christophe Jarry <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I have bought Lemote Yeeloong 8101 recently and installed gNewSense
> metad on it, without selecting "Desktop Environment" during the
> install (intentionally), by following the instructions given at
> Under gNewSense, i
> then installed linux-libre kernel.
> My problem is that wireless network doesn't work. "sudo ifconfig"
> gives me "eth0" and "lo" interfaces, while "sudo iwconfig" command
> adds a "wlan0" interface but then, "sudo iwlist wlan0 scan" gives me
> the following error message: "wlan0     Failed to read scan data :
> Operation not permitted".
> Do you know where the problem comes from and how i may fix it?

I've seen a couple of people report this issue with the 2.6.32.x
kernels. I don't know what the fix is, but your probably the 4th or 5th
person to report it. (there might even be a bug about it, but i've
not looked).

> Thank you all!
> Christophe

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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