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Thanks for your help Pete. I emerged ifplugd however it did not
create the ifplugd.conf file. Is this something I need to create
On 5/17/05, Peter Johanson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, May 17, 2005 at 06:12:09PM -0400, Zander Z365 wrote:
> > Hi,
> > This is probably an easy one.
> > My laptop has two network connections: hardwired (default) and
> > wireless(starts manually). Both are working fine. However, when I
> > boot up my laptop without the NIC cable connected it takes a very long
> > time to boot. This is because the net.eth0 script keeps trying to
> > start networking. I have an older laptop with SuSe 9.2 and it does
> > not have this problem.
> > How can I configure the startup script so that networking will not be
> > started if the cable is not connected?
> I'd suggest you look into using ifplugd to handle starting and stopping
> your network scripts. Basically, you add ifplugd to the run level, and
> not any of the network scripts. Then, ifplugd will start the net.ethX
> script when it detects a Layer 1 link existing. It's not perfect, but it
> works (most of the time).
> Other alternatives are trying to get NetworkManager working (requires
> the new "Gentopia" overlay as discussed on the -dev list). I've not
> personally tried this though.
> Peter Johanson
> email@example.com mailing list
Alienware Area-51m 5500 Laptop
P4 3.4GFHz w/HT
2 GB RAM
Nvidia Geforce FX Go5700 video
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