Re: hardware profiles?
My biggest concern is that I wonder if the PC card ethernet port will hang
at home with no network cable attached and no DHCP server responding to it.
Any idea if this will be a problem?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Fedyk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: hardware profiles?
> On Mon, Apr 23, 2001 at 09:30:11PM -0400, Matt Pepper wrote:
> > Hi -
> > I have a Dell laptop I am endeavoring to put Debian on however I have a
> > query I'd like to get answered first. Does anyone know if there is a way
> > handling multiple hardware profiles in Debian similar to the concept
> > Windows? I ask because when I am at home I have the laptop docked which
> > means not only the PCMCIA ethernet port is present but also an ethernet
> > within the port replicator is present. When I am at work only the PCMCIA
> > ethernet port is available. Does anyone see any problem with this? Any
> > to handle the two configurations gracefully?
> I can think of one if you like kernel modules:
> Note: I don't know pcmcia-cs
> Write a script that switches the /etc/modules files based on detecting the
> docking port from whatever /proc file shows it. It really won't hurt
> anything to have both loaded... Do you want to change other things based
> being un/docked? Do you use dhcp in both instances, what exactly do you
> want to change based on the hardware available. In your example, you'll
> have ethernet on both...
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