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jsbjsb001 08-16-2009 04:38 AM

starting wvdial at boot time
I am trying to get wvdial to start at boot time instead of me having to manually start it every time I want to connect. I have tried searching for the answer on google but every site I goto the suggestion does not work or like in one suggestion I read there is no such file as /etc/rc.d/rc.local on my system. There are the runlevel directory's but no file called rc.local. I have tried to create my own shell script and create a link to it in the /etc/rc.d/rc3.d directory but I still had no connection after booting into runlevel 3. But my shell script works if I manually execute it from the command-line or through a terminal. I have configured wvdial correctly as I can start the connection manually with no problems, but I cannot get the connection to start at boot time. So can someone please tell me how to get the connection going at boot time in plain simple english as I do not know much about init scripts (runlevel scripts) other than they start things at startup.

repo 08-16-2009 04:46 AM

A good start would be to tell us which distro you are using.
Some distro's use
For the script, you need to make sure it is executed after the network, and the network card is up.

jsbjsb001 08-16-2009 04:49 AM

wvdial on boot
I use Opensuse 11.0

repo 08-16-2009 04:52 AM

You can put the script in

jsbjsb001 08-16-2009 05:57 AM

thank you
Thank you so much, I added the line wvdial & to the file boot.local and it worked. Thank you again!

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