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authorJouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>2009-02-14 14:43:43 (GMT)
committerJouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>2009-02-14 14:43:43 (GMT)
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Allow multiple driver wrappers to be specified on command line
For example, -Dnl80211,wext could be used to automatically select between nl80211 and wext. The first driver wrapper that is able to initialize the interface will be used.
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1 files changed, 11 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/wpa_supplicant/doc/docbook/wpa_supplicant.sgml b/wpa_supplicant/doc/docbook/wpa_supplicant.sgml
index 9798ced..3aae51b 100644
--- a/wpa_supplicant/doc/docbook/wpa_supplicant.sgml
+++ b/wpa_supplicant/doc/docbook/wpa_supplicant.sgml
@@ -388,8 +388,8 @@
<varlistentry>
<term>-D driver</term>
<listitem>
- <para>Driver to use. (Per interface, see the available options
- below.)</para>
+ <para>Driver to use (can be multiple drivers: nl80211,wext).
+ (Per interface, see the available options below.)</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
@@ -509,6 +509,15 @@ wpa_supplicant -B -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -iwlan0
wpa_supplicant -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -iwlan0 -d
</programlisting></blockquote>
+ <para>If the specific driver wrapper is not known beforehand, it is
+ possible to specify multiple comma separated driver wrappers on the command
+ line. <command>wpa_supplicant</command> will use the first driver
+ wrapper that is able to initialize the interface.</para>
+
+<blockquote><programlisting>
+wpa_supplicant -Dnl80211,wext -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -iwlan0
+</programlisting></blockquote>
+
<para><command>wpa_supplicant</command> can control multiple
interfaces (radios) either by running one process for each
interface separately or by running just one process and list of