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Re: [alpine-user] Setting up connman

From: Ivan Tham <>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 23:30:37 +0800

Hi, I use Arch here. I used Connman but I find it complicated (not sure
if it will autostart). For me, wpa_supplicant works very fine and it is
very fast on boot and easy to setup. I found systemd-resolved eating my
bootup time. (I have to admit systemd's setup are a bit weird)

I would really like to know if Connman uses less power compared to
wpa_supplicant, I really hope to see linux performs better on battery.

On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 06:51:58AM +0100, Jens Staal wrote:
>I have been trying to use connman as an alternative to the "networking"
>service. I run Alpine on a laptop, which means that I often have very
>different connections.
>I could not get it working by just replacing "networking" with "connman"
>during boot (connmanctl could not activate wifi). Do I need to
>change/remove the wpa_supplicatnt configuration file?
>There were no good instuctions anywhere (not even the Arch wiki was that
>informative) as far as I could see...
>As an alternative - is there a way to easily change wifi network using
>wpa_supplicant (the gui did not work for me) and is there a way to make
>the networking startup conditional so that it does not look for eth0 if
>wifi is already established and that it does not look for wifi if there
>is a cable attached to eth0?
>Right now about 50% of the boot time is due to network lookup.

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