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Old 05-17-2005, 09:08 PM   #1
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linux-wlan-ng 0.2.1 pre 26 help

During the setup for the linux-wlan-ng setup it tells me i need to do this:

It looks like you have a BSD-ish init file setup.
You'll need to edit /etc/rc.d/rc.S to invoke /etc/rc.d/rc.wlan (for ISA/PCMCIA Cards)
so that wlan cards will be started at boot time.
thats what i need to do, but i'm new to linux and i have no idea what exactly i need to do.

my kernel is version and if you need any more information i can get that too you asap.

any help please?
Old 05-19-2005, 08:56 AM   #2
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Use an editor like VI, pico, nano, kate to add a couple of lines to /etc/rc.d/rc.S (your start script). You can probably look at the existing scripting in that file to get the idea of how the syntax works.

What distro? Sounds like Slack. If so, try pico for the editor. You'll spend less time than trying to learn vi (a fine skill, but maybe for later in your Linux experience).


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