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Old 05-18-2005, 08:37 PM   #1
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Debian can't read etc/network/interfaces file at boot up


I just installed a netgear WG-311T 802.11G wifi card using the madwifi drivers. Once the card is setup, it works great. If I reboot the machine, I have to setup the card again. Once I do, the card works great again.
I watched during boot up, and debian cannot read the /etc/network/interfaces card. I added the info to that file, but if Debian can't read it, it's no good.
What can I do to see why Debian can't read that file? I have no idea what to look at to see why. Also, if I can't get that working, what else can I do to get the card to setup during bootup. Is there a way to add a cron job? I am using DHCP and WEP.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

 
Old 05-18-2005, 08:45 PM   #2
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Post your /etc/network/interfaces file (comment out anything like ip numbers etc). Could also be a problem with modules loading too late.

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Old 05-18-2005, 09:18 PM   #3
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Also paste:
$ ls -l /etc/network/interfaces
 
Old 05-19-2005, 11:41 AM   #4
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OK, my interfaces file is as follows:

neuromancer:~#cat /etc/network/interfaces
#This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
#and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

#The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

#The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
name Ethernet LAN card

auto eth1
iface eth1 inet dhcp
name Wireless LAN card
Wireless_essid xxxxxxxx (I commented the essid out)

auto eth1
neuromancer:~# ls -l /etc/network/interfaces
-rw-r--r-- root rppt 381 2005-05-18 18:53 /etc/network/interfaces

neuromancer:~#


I hope this helps, we are already beyond my capabilities.

Thanks,



 
Old 05-19-2005, 07:55 PM   #5
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I had a similar problem because Debian was looking in /etc/sysconfig/network/
You could just copy your file there, to see if this is what is happening to you. If its not, I wish you the best of luck, but I don't know enough to help you more, sorry.
 
Old 05-19-2005, 08:24 PM   #6
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Wireless Howto
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Wireless-HOWTO.html


"For Wi-Fi interfaces the iwconfig program which comes in the wireless-tools package is used in addition to either ifconfig or ip."
http://www.es.debian.org/doc/manuals...tml#s-low-wifi

Debian reference is not a lot of help the one entry it has about Wi-Fi is
"10.2.3 Configuring a Wi-Fi interface
For Wi-Fi interfaces the iwconfig program which comes in the wireless-tools package is used in addition to either ifconfig or ip."

See iwconfig(8).
manpage:"iwconfig - configure a wireless network interface"
http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/linuxcommand....iwconfig8.html


Do you have the wireless-tools installed?
"wireless-tools (23-2) Tools for manipulating Linux Wireless Extensions
This package contains the Wireless tools, used to manipulate the Linux Wireless Extensions. The Wireless Extension is an interface allowing you to set Wireless LAN specific parameters and get the specific stats."
http://packages.debian.org/stable/net/wireless-tools
 
Old 05-19-2005, 08:54 PM   #7
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=321217

That is a link to a thread about a linksys wireless card, but it explains how I have my wireless set up to run. My ifcfg** file is loaded at boot, then I run a simple script after I login, to set the iwconfig and iwpriv settings. My script is for a static IP, you would want to change the relevant parts for dhcp. Follow the link above to see the script and ifcfg** file.

If there is an easier way to do this, I'd be happy to hear about it.
 
Old 07-01-2006, 12:17 AM   #8
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i am using a broad band connection having ip add 192.168.1.2
 
  


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