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[Bug 1426923] Re: Allow ubuntu-system-settings to set a device's firmware


** Changed in: wpasupplicant (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => High

** Changed in: wpasupplicant (Ubuntu)
     Assignee: (unassigned) => Alfonso Sanchez-Beato (alfonsosanchezbeato)

** Changed in: wpasupplicant (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => In Progress

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  Allow ubuntu-system-settings to set a device's firmware

Status in wpasupplicant package in Ubuntu:
  In Progress

Bug description:
  To do Wi-Fi hotspots on krillin, we need to poke wifi by doing a call to wpa_supplicant's (undocumented/local) SetInterfaceFirmware method. See [1] for details.

  Ubuntu System Settings needs to do the same things as aforementioned script, but via dbus [2], as phablet/current non-privileged user and unconfined.

  What happens:
  If phablet runs [2], this error message [3] is produced, which I interpret to be equivalent with "you're not welcome here".

  What should happen instead:
  Ubuntu System Settings should be able to make the call to wpa.

  [1] http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~mathieu-tl/+junk/touch-hotspot/view/head:/hotspot.py
  [2] gdbus call --system -d fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1 -o /fi/w1/wpa_supplicant1 -m fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1.SetInterfaceFirmware / ap
  [3] http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/10489519/

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