KNetworkManager & iwlist

Nils Kassube kassube at
Thu Apr 10 19:26:16 UTC 2008

Nigel Ridley wrote:
> Nils Kassube wrote:
> > Nigel Ridley wrote:
> >> After doing a 'sudo iwlist wlan0 scan', I noticed that the
> >
> > Well, this isn't related to your problem, but you don't need sudo for
> > iwlist. Better use sudo only if it is really needed.
> According to 'man iwlist':
> Triggering scanning is a privileged operation (root only) and normal
> users can only read left-over scan results.

Ooops, sorry - maybe I should read the man page and not just try without 
sudo. My card seems to work without sudo, but perhaps that depends on the 
card. And perhaps that is the reason for your card to never start 

> Strangely, I had to reboot and now the KNetworkManager icon is working
> properly, complete with info and the 'blue graph' - go figure.....

Hmm, really strange, but good that it works now.


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