mikerr
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Re: New Raspbian Release 2018-03-13

Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:44 pm

hippy wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:52 am
Looking at the source code would perhaps give clues as to why it's showing but greyed-out.
Found the relevent code here:

https://github.com/raspberrypi-ui/lxplu ... gtk/menu.c

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if (flags & WSF_SECURE) {
		if (flags & WSF_PSK)
			*icon = "network-wireless-encrypted";
		else {
			*icon = "network-error";
			active = false;
		}
"Virgin Media" / "BT Wifi X" are secured by certificate, not pre-shared key (PSK)
so it gets network error icon, and ghosted (not active).

I've changed that, and the blank SSID showing up as "\000\\\000\\\000\000" to just "[hidden]"
in my copy at https://github.com/mikerr/lxplug-network
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Herbaldew
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Re: New Raspbian Release 2018-03-13

Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:04 am

ShiftPlusOne wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:49 pm
The third scenario, which has me worried now, is what happens when you drop in wpa_supplicant.conf on boot. The service which disables wifi should run after the service which copies wpa_supplicant.conf. Right now they seem to run at roughly the same time, which may result in headless setup being more difficult.
This may be what is happening to me. I started a THREAD in "General" before I found this thread.

To sum it up, I have done over two dozen clean installs since receiveing my 3B+ and the WiFi is only turning on automatically around half the time. When it doesn't turn on, clicking the WiFi icon, then "Turn On Wi-Fi" makes it connect instantly using the credentials in the wpa_supplicant.conf file that I have placed in the boot folder.

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