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Old 04-10-2004, 01:28 PM   #1
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Disable some devices

Hi everyone,

I'm quite new to linux. I'm using Mandrake 10 on a laptop and everything seems to run fine so far.
I'm looking for a way to disable all devices I never use, like serial ports, scsi port, modem, wifi (which is considered as a PMCIA card even if it is integrated)... I tried to look in Mandrake Control Center, but I didn't find what I'm looking for.

Can anyone lead me there?

Thx in advance.
Old 04-10-2004, 01:34 PM   #2
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go to the /etc/rc.d directory.. there are a bunch of files in there. At least, thats how slackware has it setup but i know it may be different on mandrake.
Old 04-10-2004, 02:12 PM   #3
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Thx. There are a lot of files there, where should I start from?
I tried to search for any file containing the text 'eth1' (which is the wifi network), but didn't find anything.


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