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From: Joel Konkle-Parker <jjk3@...>
Subject: Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2004 00:02:37 -0500
Chris Gianelloni wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 12:20, Luke-Jr wrote:
> 
>>On Wednesday 06 October 2004 3:43 pm, marcos ferreyra wrote:
>>
>>>Examples of things that DON'T WORK out-of-the-box are
>>>* wireless (in my experience, very hard to set up)
>>
>>(Never tried w/ Gentoo.)
> 
> 
> I don't get this one.  I guess I've just been lucky and have only bought
> good wireless cards, but for me it only takes editing a couple lines in
> /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts and restarting pcmcia.
> 
> I also have been working on making net-setup on the LiveCD
> wireless-capable, so expect to see that for the 2004.3 release.  Also,
> has anyone written up good documentation for setting up wireless for the
> Handbook?  That would probably be a good idea of something to do.

That's if you have a PCMCIA card. Here's what I had to do for my 
built-in laptop mPCI card to work:

1. Install Driverloader (not Gentoo's fault)
2. Set to autoload module at start
3. Add a dirty hack to /etc/init.d/net.eth1 that calls iwconfig and sets 
  parameters (ssid, WEP, etc.)

Of course, this only works for a single location. If I want to travel, 
it means booting, waiting for everything to time out, editing the 
net.eth1 script, and rebooting, or running iwconfig manually and 
restarting all the failed services.

I hear though that a new wireless config system has made its way into 
the new baselayout, so this may not be an issue later.


-- 
Joel Konkle-Parker
Webmaster  [Ballsome.com]

E-mail     [jjk3@...]


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