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wpa_supplicant does not connect



Hello! I have 2 questions.

I cannot connect to wifi with wpa_supplicant.

Next line worked on gentoo

wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c<(wpa_passphrase HOME passphrase) && dhcpcd wlan0

On Funtoo I have:

# wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c<(wpa_passphrase HOME passphrase) && dhcpcd wlan0
Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant
wlan0: waiting for carier
timed out
dhcpcd exited


I cannot understand why it does not connect? I need this when I will install funtoo again.


The second question:

I tried nmtui after wpa_supplicant not worked, but it also has not connected. But after reboot nmtui has connected. I want to clarify, please let me know.

Once I typed dhcpcd and connection failed it will not connect never. This situation was on Gentoo: wpa_supplicant did not work if I had error in my line - the second run of wpa_supplicant absolutely not worked and only reboot helped. I think some process does not allow to use wpa_supplicant or dhcpcd the second time.

Please, which processes do not allow to connect?

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Mixing NetworkManager and manual wpa_supplicant will not work. Pick only one approach.

- NetworkManager: set it up in the applet or using CLI

- wpa_supplicant & dhcpcd: disable NetworkManager and enable wpa_supplicant and dhcpcd services and set your credential in /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf using the wpa_pass utility

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rc-status -a
Runlevel: default
 dbus                                                              [  started  ]
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Dynamic Runlevel: hotplugged
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Dynamic Runlevel: manual


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I connect via Networkmanager applet in LXDE. But when I disconnect and run by root

wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c<(wpa_passphrase HOME passphrase) && dhcpcd wlan0

it does not connect and Networkmanager cannot connect too. only reboot helps. So how to stop wpa_supplicant, dhcpcd or abort any lock?

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