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Re: WLAN-Card on Sarge

On Fri, Jun 11, 2004 at 05:48:53PM -0700, Jim McCloskey wrote:

> iface eth1 inet dhcp
> mapping hotplug
> script echo

Ok, now I'm confused.  In the pcmcia-cs package there's the cardmgr
program that, if I understand correctly, reads /etc/pcmcia/config* files
on startup.  Then when a card is inserted cardmgr matches the card to a
device id (from the config file(s)) and load modules.  It then loads the
associated "class" script -- which is the network.opts script you
mentioned, and if nothing matches there (on Debian) ifup or ifdown is
called.  And as you say, ifup/ifdown use /etc/network/interfaces to
configure things.

But then I see you have a "mapping hotplug" stanza.  So is hotplug
managing your pcmcia card inserts?  That is, what's confusing me is I
though pcmcia-cs (i.e. cardmgr) handled this, yet you are showing a
stanza defined for hotplug events.

In my network.opts script I modified it to bring down eth0 before
bringing up the wireless interface (eth1 in my case), and when the card
is removed call ifup eth0.  What I'd like to figure out is how to not
bring up eth0 unless a cable is plugged in.

I'm having so many problems with wireless now.  I think my hardware must
be failing as I'm having the same problems with different drivers.
Lately when I remove my wireless card my machine will freeze hard.
Seems like these problems started with upgrading to 2.6.5, but I also
suspect my wireless hardware is failing since I often have to hard reset
my AP.

Bill Moseley

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