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Re: [SLE] PCMCIA Wireless Card
  • From: Anthony Moulen <ajmoulen@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 09:19:20 -0400 (EDT)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0108280916250.24473-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Just for anyone reading the Archives, I had to actually manually change
/etc/pcmcia/network and I think /etc/pcmcia/network.opts to properly show
that the card should use DHCP. I had to leave the boot order (or else
everything broke) the way it was originally. After that
/etc/pcmcia/network start 1, will now bring up my PCMCIA card. This is
automatically called from the startup script so I don't need to do any
manual tweaking. I am not sure what I would do with a Static IP but then
I don't have to worry now do I? ;-).

Thanks for all the help, it lead me in the right directions (made me
actually read the two scripts that were involved).

On Mon, 27 Aug 2001, Anders Johansson wrote:

> Just a note: the rcnetwork script won't have any effect on devices that uses
> dhcp. That could be the reason 'starting the network' doesn't do anything.
> rcdhclient start, however, should work, provided the pcmcia handler is
> started. If not, check /etc/rc.config and make sure that IFCONFIG_1 is set to
> "dhcpclient"
> Anders
> On Monday 27 August 2001 22.19, Anthony Moulen wrote:
> > Thanks,
> >
> > I will give this a try. I don't think this is the problem though as
> > trying to start the network through the SuSE tools while the system is
> > already in run level 5 doesn't work. For some reason the tools do not
> > detect this device and automatically kill that entry in the configuration.
> > In other words, it would be one thing if the configuration was there and
> > simply needed to be started, but the problem is that the configuration
> > isn't even there. But maybe I missed something. I will move around the
> > configuration files and see what happens. This was the problem on RedHat
> > way back when, and something I totally forgot to consider.
> >
> > Anthony
> >

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