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Re: wireless problems from hotplug changes; was: Re: (Trouble at booting)

On 12 Dec 2005, Paul Scott wrote:
> Anthony Campbell wrote:
> >>I thought it might have been something to do with needing udev, which I
> >>don't use. Rashly, I installed it on my laptop and the consequence was
> >>that it removed hotplug and now I shall have to reinstall everything in
> >>order to get my wireless connection to work (don't ask why, long
> >>story).
> >
> (sid with latest 2.6 kernels)
> I have not removed udev from the laptops I was having wireless 
> configuration problems with but I just fixed my problem after 
> discovering that either udev or hotplug or something was no longer 
> calling my PCMCIA ethernet card eth0 and my wireless card eth1 but 
> calling whichever one was plugged in eth0.  I edited 
> /etc/network/interfaces to reflect that and have my wireless back.
> I am now trying to understand hotplug and ifplugd so I can plug either 
> or both cards in and have everything work.  I discovered that Debian 
> Reference is much more complete than the last time I looked (a long time 
> ago) and should help.
> Paul

I don't think this is the same problem as I've been encountering. I've
found that if I upgrade hotplug from the version in stable my wireless
card is still recognized but it no longer connects to the router. The
essid appears as "tsunami" (the name of the card). I can correct this
manually with iwconfig and it then appears to be connecting, with the
access point shown, but still there is no actual connection.

On this last occasion I purged hotplug and replaced it with the version
from stable but still no joy. I don't understand this at all. I'm
keeping hotplug on hold and as long as I do that things continue to


Anthony Campbell - ac@acampbell.org.uk 
Microsoft-free zone - Using Linux Gnu-Debian
http://www.acampbell.org.uk (blog, book reviews, 
on-line books and sceptical articles)

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