Re: wireless configuration questions
Thanks Mike, Joey, and Osamu. You've saved me a lot of extra work. This
mailing list has been great. I don't know why debian is said to be
difficult to install. I'm quite new to Linux, just an average desktop
user, and managed the installation relatively smoothly. (Although I was
at first intimidated by the length of the installation manual!) Glad you
guys told me about the purge option. Guess I need to do some more reading.
Mike Beattie wrote:
On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 11:53:29AM -0700, Tim Folger wrote:
Thanks very much for your advice, Joey. At this point I've altered the
configuration files so much that I might have to reinstall debian to
straighten things out, so I think I'll wait for the (imminent?) release
of sarge and then start over again.
Don't be silly. just purge the packages in question, and reinstall them.
You'll get the standard default configs then.
apt-get --purge remove <package>
apt-get install <package>
Assuming I'm able to configure the
card using only /etc/network/interfaces, would I also need to start the
interface from a console with ifup whenever I reboot?
No. the pcmcia scripts will call ifup/ifdown whenever a card is
inserted/removed, and it deems the card is a network device. For this to
work, you must make sure there is no 'auto' line for that device in