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After two days I got my WPC11 card working and also got the wlan up and wlandown working. Now I need to know how make wlanup run at system startup and wlandown run at system shutdown. Manythanks for any help
That nice wpc11 card actually freezes my machine if I try to shutdown without disabling the interface first. Sucky driver, wish I bought a different card... Well, hopefully it will evolve into something wonderful some day
Btw, you should all put in your info what distro you use, so it's easier to answer questions and you don't have to write it or be asked every time. Because the init scripts work somewhat differently for different distros, though I believe most support sysvinit today.
If you do it in the init scripts, they are run as root, so you shouldn't be asked for anything.
From reading this forum I have noticed that many people including myself, have had problems with the WPC11 card. From what i've read, everyone says you can't shutdown the computer without dsabling the card frist. This is true. What I figured is how to disable the driver during shutdown before the system has a chance freeze. I have only tested this with SUSE 8.2. If you make the following modacations to the file:/etc/init.d/pcmcia, it should resolve this issue.
1. Put the following below "### END INIT INFO"
#Disable wireless lan driver
/sbin/iwpriv wlan0 disable
#Shut down wlan0 net interface
./ifconfig wlan0 down