[clug] debian startup script + madwifi
pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au
Thu Dec 15 22:15:35 GMT 2005
On Thu, 15 Dec 2005, Benjamin Polkinghorne wrote:
> soft link to it in /etc/rc2.d called S89rc.local. It only contains my
> these commands don't seem to get run, but the output of dmesg shows the
> wifi0 device getting setup before my realteck nic, is the kernel loading
> Any help or a point to the relevent doco would be great.
What you might want to try instead of a script in your boot process is to
define an interface for this card.
There's a file, /etc/network/interfaces.
You'd be adding an entry something like this:
iface wifi0 inet static
pre-up wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode adhoc
I /believe/ that the "auto" directives are processed in-order, so if your
eth0 precedes this entry they should come up in your desired order. If
not, you can tell the system to load the modules in a set order by poking
them into /etc/modules
You would also want an entry in your modules.conf, under debian formed by
the "update-modules" command. You'd typically make a file (e.g.
/etc/modutils/<brand of card>) containing
alias ath0 ath_pci
So when the system tries to muck around with a device called ath0 it loads
Doing things this way has a few advantages - mainly the ability to bring
the interface up and down with the "ifup" and "ifdown" tools.
will give you more information on /etc/network/interfaces
will give you more information on /etc/modutils/
Of course, what you have works, and seems to be sufficient for your needs
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