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Old 09-09-2005, 02:53 AM   #1
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wlan check at startup

hi there mighty mighty linux people

i am (not in desperate) but in curious need of an answer.
is it possible to check if a pcmcia card is plugged in and if yes gets configured?
as far as i understand it should just be something like

if [ card_plugged_in ]

where can i look for information if it is plugged in or not?

normally i config my card with start-wlanconfig
stupid question but i am not able to find the config file itself
any hints where to look?

Old 09-09-2005, 07:46 PM   #2
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type man dmesg in a terminal or google dmesg
Old 09-09-2005, 08:36 PM   #3
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As an addendium to the above, dmesg replays all of the information that is displayed in your startup. combining that command with "grep" and others will help weed out all the extraneous info (there's a lot) and help you discover exactly what you want.


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