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Old 06-08-2004, 01:45 PM   #1
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Automatically load scripts at boot

I'm currently using SuSE 9.1 Pro. I need to know how or where to place a script that will automatically load up my wireless extensions when booting and/or plugging in my usb wireless adapter (like an autoexec.bat file).

Currently my script contains:
iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed channel 6 essid any nickname wlan
ifconfig wlan0
route add default gw
Old 06-08-2004, 02:12 PM   #2
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if you put #!/bin/bash at the top of your script, save it with as something memorable, and then place it in a global location (such as /usr/etc) and call it from rc.local.

Or better still, just add the lines of your script to the bottom of rc.local (/etc/rc.d/rc.local on slackware, maybe a different location on SuSE)

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Old 06-14-2004, 11:37 AM   #3
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Automatically load scripts at boot

Thanks Kamakino. I did find that boot.local is the equivalent to rc.local in SuSE 9.1 Pro.
Unfortunately, I also found that not to be the right place to place the script I need. Watching the startup, it looks like my script to setup my wireless network adapter is run before the USB drivers are installed, and therefore fails.
Where would I place a script that is run after KDE starts up?



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