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Old 01-12-2005, 06:13 PM   #1
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Unhappy Linux Boot

I am a n00b... I loaded the driver for my wireless card, but the network adapters load before the PMCIA. I need to change the sequence that the PMCIA loads.

Old 01-12-2005, 07:09 PM   #2
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You need to give more details.
Which distro are you using?
Which kernel-version?
Maybe what hardware?
What is displayed?
Old 01-12-2005, 07:33 PM   #3
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I am running Fedora core 3
Kernel: 2.6.10-1.737_FC3
Hardware: Compaq Evo N620c laptop
It says can't find wlan but after that it fires up the PMCIA service. I thought it would have to load the service before starting the adapter.
Old 01-13-2005, 06:11 PM   #4
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Aha, that's better.

Now, I don't use Fedora, but I think you should try to look in:

Since I don't have these entries (using gentoo as my distro), I can't tell you what it looks like, but in there, there are files with numbers.

Now, after you boot, things from there get loaded.
So for example, there must be something like:
/etc/rc.d/rc<<some number?>>/Spcmcia with another number attached to Spcmcia, and the same thing goes for wlan.

Now, if you find these entries in /etc/rc.d somewhere, but excuse me for being not more exact since my distro is entirely different, the numbers attached to Spcmcia and the services indicate the order of execution, the lowest numbers are started first.

So, in a command line, type:
$ cd /etc/rc.d/
$ find . -iname "net"
or $find . -iname "wlan"
or maybe pcmcia, I don't have an idea how it's called in fedora, but hopes this gives any results.

To change the start order of these things, you should be able to simply change the numbers.
But any linux-user using another distro than I do could tell you more I think.


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