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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
To: Gentoo User <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] dhcp delays when booting (wicd)
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:40:23
Message-Id: CAK2H+efkc5VyDCFehAcz_ejamDF=chWS5mPSA2ouDaA_a1=H+A@mail.gmail.com
Hi,
  I've been using wicd for quite awhile on my laptop and it works fine
with both wired and wireless interfaces. However I'm using it more
lately where I have to boot the machine from scratch. In this case I
face a rather long delay once or possibly twice during boot.
Basically, the boot scripts say the networking interfaces aren't
turned on so it attempts to run dhcpd. I do not enable nor have I even
added net.eth0 or net.wlan0 in rc-update. (I think that's correct, and
it does work.)

   Anyway, I'm wondering if this delay is normal behavior for wicd?
Everything works fine but I have to wait 30-60 second, once or twice,
for dhcpd while booting. I suspect that's not necessary.

   Getting on the network once I'm up is reasonably fast. The only
thing I found Googling delay & wicd was people waiting 3 minutes to
find wireless networks. I don't have that problem.

   Not sure what data to provide other than the files below.

Cheers,
Mark


slinky ~ # ls -al /etc/init.d/* | grep net
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     6 Mar 19  2011 /etc/init.d/net.eth0 -> net.lo
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 16741 Feb 23  2012 /etc/init.d/net.lo
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     6 Sep 11  2011 /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 -> net.lo
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  2219 Feb 23  2012 /etc/init.d/netmount
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  6962 Feb 23  2012 /etc/init.d/network
slinky ~ #



slinky ~ # cat /etc/conf.d/net
#config_eth0="192.168.1.55 netmask 255.255.255.0"
#routes_eth0="default via 192.168.1.1"

#modules="wpa_supplicant"

#config_wlan0="192.168.1.100 netmask 255.255.255.0"
#routes_wlan0="default via 192.168.1.1"

slinky ~ #


slinky ~ # cat /etc/wicd/manager-settings.conf
[Settings]
backend = external
wireless_interface = wlan0
wired_interface = eth0
wpa_driver = wext
always_show_wired_interface = True
use_global_dns = False
global_dns_1 = None
global_dns_2 = None
global_dns_3 = None
global_dns_dom = None
global_search_dom = None
auto_reconnect = True
debug_mode = 0
wired_connect_mode = 1
signal_display_type = 0
should_verify_ap = 1
dhcp_client = 0
link_detect_tool = 0
flush_tool = 0
sudo_app = 0
prefer_wired = False
main_width = 739
main_height = 755
netprop_width = 484
netprop_height = 600
pref_width = 561
pref_height = 540
show_never_connect = True

slinky ~ #

Replies

Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] dhcp delays when booting (wicd) "J. Roeleveld" <joost@××××××××.org>
Re: [gentoo-user] dhcp delays when booting (wicd) Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>