netctl start wireless-wpa-config fails #81

kaihendry opened this Issue Mar 6, 2014 · 6 comments


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What am I doing wrong here?

If I am using /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf as with the example do I need sudo systemctl enable netctl-auto@wlan0.service? Bit confused.


are you looking for the netctl.special(7) man page?


Are you telling me to RTFM?

Look the UX of netctl is bad. Hopefully you can smooth it out given these reports.


These reports are bad. Hopefully you can learn to formulate an issue report.


Your contempt for users is bad.


He obviously doesn’t care about the UX, if he’s ever considered it. Many of the problems I’ve seen people post on here seem to stem from poor error messages (usually not very explicit) or occasionally ambiguous documentation.

I switched to connman after trying E18 for my non-tiling WM; I’ve had no problems with auto-connect like I’ve experienced with netctl.

From: Kai Hendry
Sent: ‎Friday‎, ‎March‎ ‎7‎, ‎2014 ‎2‎:‎21‎ ‎AM
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Your contempt for users is bad.

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nixn commented Dec 12, 2015


[root@x220 netctl]# systemctl status netctl@wireless\x2dwpa\x2dconfig.service
netctl@wirelessx2dwpax2dconfig.service - Networking for netctl profile wirelessx2dwpax2dconfig

One has to escape the backslash in the shell (that hit me too some time):
systemctl status netctl@wireless\\x2dwpa\\x2dconfig.service

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