Connman installation guidance request

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    I have made previous attempts to use connman, without success. Ceni being simple and functional causes me to avoid connman in any case. However I set up this little PC specifically to resolve the connman problems I have previously experienced, but have not been able to improve on my previous lack of success with connman. Therefore I am requesting analysis of my experience described here, and suggestions as to what may be wrong with my installation.

    This PC has a basic install of 19.3 with an AMD 64-bit cpu, low on memory and hard disk but has successfully run 16.4.1 for several years with every satisfaction. Previously I used it with an ethernet connexion, which I now wish to avoid, hence no install update or upgrade has been done yet, and several changes are awaited including to the repositories.

    I ran through the antix wifi switch procedure which executed correctly, and entered the wlan name (SSID) and key text as necessary. There appears to be no attempt by connman to act on the data present and search for and make the required connexion.

    The wlan adapter is hanging on the end of a short USB cable and has a short antenna, it is a TP-Link TL-WN722N 150mbps unit which I have used with success on previous occasions. I wonder if it is compatible with the kernel and my installation ?

    System:    Host: antix1 Kernel: 4.9.235-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0 
               parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.9.235-antix.1-amd64-smp 
               root=UUID=4cc8d1a2-4449-48df-a00a-bc326eed2407 ro vga=0x0317 quiet 
               Desktop: IceWM 1.8.3 dm: SLiM 1.3.6 
               Distro: antiX-19.3_x64-full Manolis Glezos 15 October 2020 
               base: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) 
    Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: MICRO-STAR model: MS-7253 v: 1.0 serial: <filter> BIOS: Phoenix 
               v: 1.6 date: 08/16/2007 
    Memory:    RAM: total: 1.83 GiB used: 219.1 MiB (11.7%) 
               RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
    PCI Slots: Permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
    CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ bits: 64 type: MCP arch: K8 rev.F+ 
               family: F (15) model-id: 43 (67) stepping: 3 microcode: N/A L2 cache: 2048 KiB
               bogomips: 11999 
               Speed: 3000 MHz min/max: 1000/3000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3000 2: 3000 
               Flags: 3dnow 3dnowext 3dnowprefetch apic clflush cmov cmp_legacy cr8_legacy cx16 cx8 de 
               extapic extd_apicid fpu fxsr fxsr_opt ht lahf_lm lm mca mce mmx mmxext msr mtrr nopl nx 
               pae pat pge pni pse pse36 rdtscp rep_good sep sse sse2 svm syscall tsc vme vmmcall 
               Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
               Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
               Type: mds status: Not affected 
               Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
               Type: spec_store_bypass status: Not affected 
               Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
               Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
               Type: srbds status: Not affected 
               Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
    Graphics:  Device-1: VIA K8M890CE/K8N890CE [Chrome 9] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: N/A 
               bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1106:3230 
               Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: vesa resolution: 1280x800~N/A 
               OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 7.0 128 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 18.3.6 compat-v: 3.1 
               direct render: Yes 
    Audio:     Device-1: VIA VT8237A/VT8251 HDA vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
               bus ID: 80:01.0 chip ID: 1106:3288 
               Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.9.235-antix.1-amd64-smp 
    Network:   Device-1: VIA VT6102/VT6103 [Rhine-II] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: via-rhine v: N/A 
               port: f200 bus ID: 00:12.0 chip ID: 1106:3065 
               IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter> 
               Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9271 802.11n type: USB driver: ath9k_htc bus ID: 1-4:4 
               chip ID: 0cf3:9271 serial: <filter> 
               IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter> 
               WAN IP: No WAN IP data found. Connected to the web? SSL issues? 
    Drives:    Local Storage: total: 149.05 GiB used: 3.51 GiB (2.4%) 
               ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Hitachi model: HCP725016GLAT80 size: 149.05 GiB block size: 
               physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: <unknown> rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> 
               rev: A4CA scheme: MBR 
               Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: HL-DT-ST model: DVD-RAM GSA-H22N rev: 1.00 
               dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw 
               Features: speed: 48 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram 
               state: running 
    RAID:      Message: No RAID data was found. 
    Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 29.59 GiB size: 29.00 GiB (98.01%) used: 3.51 GiB (12.1%) fs: ext4 
               dev: /dev/sda5 label: rootantiX19 uuid: 4cc8d1a2-4449-48df-a00a-bc326eed2407 
               ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.88 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap swappiness: 10 (default 60) 
               cache pressure: 50 (default 100) dev: /dev/sda6 label: swap 
               uuid: 83528a0c-ddf6-4c12-8eb1-2e27358725a5 
    Unmounted: ID-1: /dev/sda1 size: 1 KiB fs: <root required> label: N/A uuid: N/A 
               ID-2: /dev/sda7 size: 114.57 GiB fs: ext4 label: antiX2 
               uuid: 281f3ca7-88f9-44d7-8c99-cdba87c5a42d 
    USB:       Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 8 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
               chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
               Device-1: 1-4:4 info: Qualcomm Atheros AR9271 802.11n type: Network driver: ath9k_htc 
               interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 0cf3:9271 serial: <filter> 
               Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s 
               chip ID: 1d6b:0001 
               Device-2: 2-1:2 info: N/A type: Keyboard,HID driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 
               rev: 1.1 speed: 1.5 Mb/s chip ID: c0f4:01e0 
               Device-3: 2-2:3 info: Elan Micro Optical Mouse type: Mouse driver: hid-generic,usbhid 
               interfaces: 1 rev: 1.1 speed: 1.5 Mb/s chip ID: 04f3:0235 
               Hub: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s 
               chip ID: 1d6b:0001 
               Hub: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s 
               chip ID: 1d6b:0001 
               Device-4: 4-2:2 info: Alcor Micro Flash Card Reader/Writer type: Mass Storage 
               driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 058f:6362 
               serial: <filter> 
               Hub: 5-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s 
               chip ID: 1d6b:0001 
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 32.0 C mobo: N/A 
               Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
    Repos:     Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list 
               1: deb http: // buster main nonfree nosystemd
               Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/buster-backports.list 
               1: deb http: // buster-backports main contrib non-free
               Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list 
               1: deb http: // buster-updates main contrib non-free
               Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
               1: deb http: // buster main contrib non-free
               2: deb http: // buster/updates main contrib non-free
               No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/onion.list 
               No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list 
    Processes: CPU top: 5 
               1: cpu: 38.9% command: xorg pid: 2367 mem: 64.8 MiB (3.4%) 
               2: cpu: 4.0% command: yad pid: 3217 mem: 11.8 MiB (0.6%) 
               3: cpu: 2.2% command: [kworker/0:2] pid: 145 mem: 0.00 MiB (0.0%) 
               4: cpu: 1.7% command: [kworker/0:1] pid: 33 mem: 0.00 MiB (0.0%) 
               5: cpu: 1.7% command: gtkdialog pid: 3150 mem: 31.7 MiB (1.6%) 
               Memory top: 5 
               1: mem: 70.2 MiB (3.7%) command: cmst pid: 2692 cpu: 0.9% 
               2: mem: 64.8 MiB (3.4%) command: xorg pid: 2367 cpu: 38.9% 
               3: mem: 48.2 MiB (2.5%) command: spacefm pid: 2677 cpu: 1.5% 
               4: mem: 31.7 MiB (1.6%) command: gtkdialog pid: 3150 cpu: 1.7% 
               5: mem: 16.9 MiB (0.8%) command: volumeicon pid: 2693 cpu: 0.1% 
    Info:      Processes: 172 Uptime: 2m Init: SysVinit v: 2.93 runlevel: 5 default: 5 Compilers: 
               gcc: 8.3.0 alt: 8 Client: shell wrapper v: 5.0.3-release inxi: 3.0.36 

    All responses will be received with interest.

    • This topic was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by rokytnji.

    Hi roland,
    If ceni is working I would advise stick with it. Connman, in the present version has a few irritating traits.
    Some fixes are in the pipeline according to comments on the git page. During next days an attempt will be made
    to build from latest source. Better ??, have to test and see.

    Looks like you already have firmware-atheros installed ?.
    The service is powered and the system seeing the wifi, signal strength should be sufficient.

    You may have an issue with special characters in the password I guess you already set user permissions for
    dialout, dip, netdev.

    Also please read recent moddit & xecure posts and try command to enable wifi service.

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