Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop

From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
To: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop] Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2004 12:43:08
In Reply to: [gentoo-desktop] Re: What "just works" and what doesn't? by Joel Konkle-Parker
On Thursday 07 October 2004 07:02, Joel Konkle-Parker wrote:
> 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.
If you just run "rc" as root all services for your current runlevel will be started (it only uses the status as it knows it, not the real status) Paul -- Paul de Vrieze Gentoo Developer Mail: pauldv@g.o Homepage: