Intel 5300: "Failed to activate interface wlan0"

Description

I receive the "Failed to activate interface wlan0" when trying to start the sensor. This is the (not so helpful) full output with DEBUG=true:

  1. openwips-ng wlan0 127.0.0.1 9477 sensor1 sensor1
    Successfully set socket options for socket <3>.
    Trying to connect to 127.0.0.1:9477
    Connected to server
    [*] State: 0.
    [*] Ring buffer <ACK;>.
    Command <ACK>.
    [*] State: 0.
    [*] Command <ACK>.
    [*] Sending login.
    No command.
    [*] Ring buffer <ACK;>.
    Command <ACK>.
    [*] State: 1.
    [*] Command <ACK>.
    [*] Sending password.
    No command.
    [*] Ring buffer <ACK;>.
    Command <ACK>.
    [*] State: 2.
    [*] Command <ACK>.
    [*] Sending GET_CONFIG.
    No command.
    [*] Ring buffer <RPCAP EVERYTHING ACTIVE 40000;>.
    Command <RPCAP EVERYTHING ACTIVE 40000>.
    [*] State: 3.
    [*] Command <RPCAP EVERYTHING ACTIVE 40000>.
    [*] Trying to connect to 127.0.0.1:40000
    No command.
    Successfully set socket options for socket <4>.
    [*] Connected to <127.0.0.1:40000>.
    Sending pcap_file_header.
    Enabling monitor mode on interface wlan0
    Failed to activate interface wlan0

It worked with older revisions (like rev. 170).

Environment

  1. lspci | grep WiFi
    05:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300

(The exact description is Intel PRO/Wireless 5300 AGN [Shiloh] Network Connection)

  1. uname -a
    Linux adosztal-nb.telvice.hu 3.1.9-1.4-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jan 27 08:55:10 UTC 2012 (efb5ff4) i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

OS: openSUSE 12.1

SVN at revision 205.

Assignee

Thomas d'Otreppe

Reporter

Anonymous

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