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Old 03-26-2005, 06:07 PM   #1
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wireless lan

ok this is more of a wireless lan problem than a laptop problem but its on my laptop. I got my dell 700m with the 1450 to work. However i have to
modprobe ndiswrapper and
dhclient wlan0
every time i boot my laptop. Is there any way to make this automatic. It's annoying to have to SU every time i load linux

ok its onlly dhclient wlan0 that i have to do every time

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Old 03-26-2005, 06:50 PM   #2
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This all depends on the distrobution you are using, so things may be different for you. I use slackware so I can add these commands to /etc/rc.d/rc.local.

That's the generic answer, but it should get you started.

If your distro has /etc/init.d directory you could create a new script in there for you customized wlan startup or maybe you could edit the wlan script that is already in there to include your information. This script would then need to be called by the proper /etc/rc.x directory (essentially, they are sym links to the files in /etc/init.d directory with an S for start and K for kill.)

There are plenty of other ways to do this, but this should get you started.
Old 03-27-2005, 12:08 PM   #3
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I'm using fedora core 3


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