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Old 03-27-2004, 10:11 AM   #1
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Question Yes/No option on startup....?

Hi, I have recently managed to get my WG511 wireless card working on Mandrake 10 (Woo hoo!) but it seems I need to run a number of commands to get it up and running. I have added these commands to /etc/rc.d/rd5.d/S99local and they work fine, however, i would like to be able to skip the commands for when I am not in range of the WLAN. For preference I would like something along the lines of a 3 second delay/window in which to press a key which would skip the commands and if no key is pressed it loads them automatically. Anyone got the answer? I would be very chuffed if this is doable.....!
Old 03-27-2004, 10:30 AM   #2
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It's possible that you could set up one of the unused runlevels (isn't 4 unused on mandrake?) to not call the script that starts S99local. It looks like you've added that to runlevel 5 (rc5.d is for runlevel 5) so perhaps you could change the scripts for runlevel 4 to be exactly the same only minus the stuff about your network card settings so if you're in range you load into runlevel 5, if not you use runlevel 4. If you use lilo you change runlevel by following the image name with the runlevel number you want to use. I presume there's something similar in grub.

I'm sure there's a better way than this...


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