Linux - SoftwareThis forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I am running WPA supplicant on a portable machine and have some questions about automisation. My NIC is a pcmcia prism2 wireless network card. I am running WPA supplicant and am able to connect to my network. I quite often take my wireless card out to save battery power. However, every time i insert the card i have to kill the process for dhcpcd and restart it to get an IP address again. What i would like to know is how can i make WPA supplicant get me an IP, either by invoking dhcpcd or some other means.
What i would really like is to have WPA supplicant start up when my NIC is inserted and then get an IP when it has associated with an AP.
Is this somthing to do with the files /etc/network directories?
how can i achieve this?
Now the major revelation is i am using Jlime, a linux distro for the jornada 680 (32mb ram, 133mhz SH-3 processor). However dont let this put you off, it does MOSTLY work in the same way!
So to recap, how to i make the WPA supplicant daemon start when i insert my NIC, then launch dhcpcd. THEN kill WPA supplicant and dhcpcd when i remove the card? (i would like to do this because the machine is very underpowered and it needs as little running as possible at all times)