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Old 03-19-2005, 01:17 PM   #1
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controlling the wait time on boot up

Is there a setting that allows me to increase the amount of time the system waits on boot up before moving on to next item.

I am having a problem when the system initializes the PCMCIA devices. I get the OK but it does it so fast that my wireless card only powers on every other boot. I always have to turn on and off the laptop twice in order to get the wireless card to come on...

your help would be greatly appreciated
thank you
Old 03-19-2005, 02:44 PM   #2
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An odd request, but I like it.

Just assumming you are absolutely sure it's a wait thing....

You could always edit your pcmcia startup file.

I have no idea what distro you are using, so you might look in /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia

Simply add something like /usr/bin/sleep 5

You want to do that after the header, but before the bulk of the code.
Old 03-19-2005, 03:10 PM   #3
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thank you for the quick reply,

I am running Mandrake 10.0
The reason I believe to be a problem with timing is because the times it connects, during boot up, it sits there for 2 to 3 seconds, the lights come on on the wireless card and the boot up process continues. The other times, gets to that same point, stays there less than 1 sec and move on. The lights never come on.

I will give it a try...

thank you


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