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Old 06-10-2003, 06:31 PM   #1
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Question remembrance of my settings

I got my modem to work with Linux and its a good thing I wrote down the commands that I used to make it work, because now when I turn on my machine again and log back on, I have to re-do all the stuff again to get my modem to work. How do I set it all up so that it remembers my modem settings and configuration.

I also remember a little while back when I did an smb mount and then when I turned on my computer I had to re-do all that stuff too, the same question do I save settings and stuff like that.


ps. I'm still crazy new at this, so be painfully obvious and specific, even down to exaclty what I type on the command line. I'm using mandrake8.2, soon to be using mandrake 9.1 if thats helpful
Old 06-10-2003, 07:01 PM   #2
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Well, it all depends...

The smb mount thing, you can put into your /etc/fstab file so that it mounts either automagically on boot, or mounts with a simple command, much like your CDs or floppies.

The modem thing, however, is a different kettle of fish. If you have written down exactly what you need to do, and it is all simple stuff to do on the command line, then you can simply type it into a text editor and save it as a text file, then use chmod +x filename to enable that file to be run. You will need to put your new script file somewhere sensible for it to be run, however. Quite often, if you have a subdirectory in your home dir called bin, then putting your runnable script in there will be OK, else you could put it somewhere like /usr/local/bin.

Hope this helps.


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