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Re: [debian-knoppix] Wireless USB devices in Knoppix 3.4

On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 06:29:43PM -0700, Adam York wrote:
> Fabian,
> Ok, I just assumed that it would work since the card was detected and the
> proper module was loaded.  But because of the situation I described in my
> previous post I was unable to test this since I was unable to specify my
> essid or wep key while Knoppix was running from the cd.
> It would appear however that even if the drivers are broken, there is
> still a problem with the way Knoppix is set up to handle wireless usb
> devices since  /etc/wlan/wlan.conf is just a symlink to
> /KNOPPIX/etc/wlan/wlan.conf.  As you know, nothing in /KNOPPIX/ is
> writeable.  Klaus obviously dealt with this issue when it comes to
> wireless pcmcia cards since wireless.opts is not a symlink but a writable
> file in /etc/pcmcia/.  Shouldn't wlan.conf be likewise placed in
> /etc/wlan rather than symlinked to /KNOPPIX/etc/wlan/wlan.conf?  I don't
> see how wireless usb devices can be used from the CD without doing this.

make this:

cp -a /etc/wlan /etc/wlan.new
rm -rf /etc/wlan
mv /etc/wlan.new /etc/wlan

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