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Old 10-19-2004, 03:58 PM   #1
binboy35
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working offline


I like to work offline sometimes, doing shell scripting or editing, but Debian won't let me unplug my modem without giving me a hard time. It either won't boot up or if i'm at Bash, I lose my command prompt and it nags me about my NIC being disconnected. How do I disable this notification feature so I can work offline when I'd like or choose to?

Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 04:00 AM   #2
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Have you tried the command line already?
Code:
ifdown ****
*** is your interface for me it's for example wlan0. This brings the internet down.
If you want to internet again:
Code:
ifup ****
 
Old 10-20-2004, 10:34 AM   #3
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I will try it. Not sure if will work though, I'm not on a WAN. I'm on a LAN with DHCP and the protocols might be different. We'll see. Thanks for the reply.

 
Old 10-20-2004, 10:40 AM   #4
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oops....didn't work..sorry..onyl the following message,


ifdown: interface dbootstrap_settings not configured
ifdown: interface install-report.template not configured
ifdown: interface TUTORIAL not configured

Ignoring unknown interface: dbootstrap_settings=dbootstrap_settings
Ignoring unknown interface: install-report.template=install-report.template
Ignoring unknown interface: TUTORIAL=TUTORIAL
 
Old 10-20-2004, 11:08 AM   #5
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Did you use your internet interface? Cause there shouldn't be a difference if you're using it on wan or on cable and btw I use dhcp too

Don't know what the error message mean.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 12:55 PM   #6
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Yes I did. If I work offline in X, I don't get a problem, I can unplug my modem. It's only when I out of X that these things happen, and I often like to get out of the brain fry of gui. lol. I'm trying to master commands and the shell. The mouse, desktop and it's toys are a tempting distraction.
 
  


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