"iwlist eth0 scan" reports "Resource temporarily unavailable"

Holger Freyther zecke at openmoko.org
Thu Aug 14 21:52:20 CEST 2008

On Wednesday 13 August 2008 23:16:18 4brinkma at informatik.uni-hamburg.de wrote:
> Hi,
> i got the following error message:
> root at om-gta02:~# iwlist eth0 scan
> eth0      Failed to read scan data : Resource temporarily unavailable
> So i can't scan for APs. Is my WiFi hardware broken? Can anyone confirm
> this?

This means the device didn't see any access point. What the driver is doing is 
to ask the firmware to scan and when no result come in say "EAGAIN"... and 
try again.


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