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Posted by:pleriche
Subject:Dedected plugin sees no traffic
Date:21:04:24 31/10/2009

> > I've built the latest Kismet, and the Dedected plugin and Com-on-air driver (I have the type III card). I did the make node to create /dev/coa, which shows up on ls -l /dev. Kismet launches, but the console output says "Unable to open /dev/coa". Closing the console ahows the Dedected client plugin headings but never shows any stations.
> >
> > I'm running under a 2 or 3 year old Suse installation (vmlinuz-2.6.18.8) and I'm wondering if I need a later kernel. Or is there something else silly I've forgotten?
> >
> > Regards - Philip
>
> It will never report data if it can't open the device.
>
Naturally.

> Figure out why that is - probably permissions.
>
It's running suid so perms shouldn't be a problem. No better if I run it under root. More likely the driver is generating an error on the Open method. Any way of increasing the debug level to get an errno?

Regards - Philip


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