Bug 1144174 - iw v 5.0.1 fails to work
iw v 5.0.1 fails to work
Status: NEW
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE Tumbleweed
Classification: openSUSE
Component: Network
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Assigned To: Vladimir Botka
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Reported: 2019-08-04 23:15 UTC by Larry Finger
Modified: 2019-08-05 01:25 UTC (History)
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Description Larry Finger 2019-08-04 23:15:58 UTC
With v5.0.1 of iw, every command gives the same result as in this example:

finger@linux-n6zm:~/rtl8723bu> iw dev
Usage:  iw [options] command
        --debug         enable netlink debugging
        --version       show version (5.0.1)

Commands that use the netdev ('dev') can also be given the
'wdev' instead to identify the device.

You can omit the 'phy' or 'dev' if the identification is unique,
e.g. "iw wlan0 info" or "iw phy0 info". (Don't when scripting.)

Do NOT screenscrape this tool, we don't consider its output stable.


After downgrading to v4.9 from Leap 15.1, the correct result is obtained:

finger@linux-n6zm:~/rtl8723bu> iw dev
        Interface wls1
                ifindex 3
                wdev 0x1
                addr 46:51:17:3a:39:09
                type managed
                txpower 20.00 dBm