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Fixate wifi mac address in Sailfish [Gemini PDA]?

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asked 2019-06-13 01:41:25 +0200

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updated 2019-06-13 11:08:41 +0200

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On my Gemini PDA something odd happens since i reflashed the multi-boot together with the new Android 8.1 version. At every reboot i now get a different wifi mac address. This is a bit of a problem since some servers i connect to rely on my wifi mac address. I tested rebooting into Sailfish and Android, and every time the wifi mac address changes. Therefore i think the problem is in the Gemini multi-boot firmware.

But because i do not know a solution in the Gemini firmware, i thought that maybe there is a solution in fixating the wifi mac address in Sailfish, so that at least when rebooting into Sailfish i always get the same address.

Is fixating the wifi mac address within Sailfish possible? I looked up the usual Linux locations for network settings, but there were no files. (/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts and /etc/NetworkManager). Does Sailfish have the network config files somewhere else?

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Not an answer, merely suggestion: Sailfish uses connman to manage the connections, so you might have a look in /etc/connman. Also, you can install connman tools via pkcon install connman-tools.

Fuzzillogic ( 2019-06-13 02:10:04 +0200 )edit

Thanks for that connman info. I am looking into the way that works and my options to fixate anything about mac address.

Vincent ( 2019-06-13 21:00:16 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-06-18 22:46:45 +0200

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It took one step more than just the chattr. Now Sailfish keeps its mac address. Android still swaps the mac address, but that is not very important. I described the procedure here:

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answered 2019-06-13 13:45:46 +0200

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updated 2019-06-13 13:49:52 +0200

As workaround do a

devel-su chattr +i /nvdata/APCFG/APRDEB/WIFI

Read more about it at this thread on

Have fun.

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Did that in Sailfish and rebooted in Sailfish. No fun, different Wifi mac address.

Vincent ( 2019-06-13 20:18:50 +0200 )edit
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