I just moved my Toshiba laptop up to Slackware 12.1 from 12.0 with a fresh install. In 12.0 I had my wireless working like a charm with MadWifi and the instructions from Alien Bob.
Now, after the fresh install of 12.1 I have to run:
at every boot up to get it working. I'm sure this is not because of Slackware 12.1, but because I'm forgetting something that I set up with Slackware 12.0 to make it work properly. ( I've since learned to take notes ). Various bits of info is scattered all over my Google and LQ searches, but I can't find anything that is sorting this out for me yet.
in my rc.modules ... but how do I get the machine to use dhcpcd ath0 at boot every time? I'm using HAL and udev, so it should just happen right?
Also, the boot proccess gets hung up trying this:
Polling for DHCP server on interface eth0:
No carrier Detected on eth0. Reducing DHCP timeout to 10 seconds.
This should be ath0 instead of eth0 with the MadWifi driver, correct? I should be able to set it up so that it will find a "carrier" on ath0 and reduce or eliminate this boot delay. Is this possible?