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Old 08-26-2004, 07:59 AM   #1
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changing boot sequence


In order to be able to use a wireless PCMCIA card (Linksys wpc54g), I use the proprietary software driverloader. But driverloader loads in the boot sequence after eth0, and the card will not work unless I load it manually after boot is finished. Support said I needed to change the boot sequence so that driverloader loads before eth0, but I can't see how to do that. I have a workaround from support, but would like to know how to do it right. Can anyone point me the way? Thanks.

(Dual boot with W2K and Mandrake 10.0 on Inspiron 3800)
 
Old 08-26-2004, 08:08 AM   #2
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There are many ways to change the order, but i'm only gonna tell you the most low level one-size-fits-all way....

assuming you boot to runlevel 5 (X logon screen etc...) go to /etc/rc5.d/ there you'll presumably have a file like "S50driverloader" (not that i've every heard of a service with that name). change that 50 to a number lower than the network service. these services are simply executed in alphanumeric order, so a lower number will run first.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 07:06 PM   #3
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Thanks, Chris, glad you were awake over there! I found the file ( actually S11driverloader), but can't figure out how to rename it--even using the newbie friendly Midnight Commander I don't find a command for doing it. I also checked Rute without success.

Sorry to be so daft, but could you indicate how I change the file's name? I would be mighty grateful.

Appreciate your patience...
 
Old 08-26-2004, 08:27 PM   #4
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NEVER MIND!

I finally found out how to do it using google.com/linux, and successfully used the command mv on Konsole.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 08:32 PM   #5
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Hi my name is ryan&carl and after I went to SuSe Linux it was a breath of fresh air from Windows. Wow I love Linux. If you want to talk about Linux PM me my name is ryan&carl and I love linux.
 
  


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