[driverloader] Coda: success with D-Link DWL 520 & Mandrake 9.2
William Irving MacGregor
macgregor at austin.rr.com
Thu Mar 25 08:58:35 EST 2004
Two days ago, I reported that all was working except autostart on boot.
Linuxant support came through again--they informed me that
"MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=yes" was missing from my ifcfg-eth1 file. I added
this line, and now the wireless link comes up on every boot, during the
init sequence (no more "FAILED" flag!).
Today, Driverloader is an unqualified success, working just as I expect
Just FYI, I note two issues with Mandrake 9.2 that impact wireless
1) If I open the Network screen in Mandrake Control Center, and allow
MCC to automatically [mis-] configure eth1, it will overwrite the
ifcfg-eth1 file with a minimal Ethernet controller template. I've
stubbed my toe on this a couple of times now, so I keep a backup of the
known good file in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1~ and cp it
over ifcfg-eth1 to recover quickly.
2) If I turn on drakFirewall (aka shorewall), web browser connectivity
is lost (DNS doesn't resolve, and I suspect no IP traffic is flowing,
although ifconfig reports the wireless link is still active). Don't
know the cause yet, but it may be a similar sort of mismatch between
GUI and firewall rules file.
Happy customer signing off for now,
William I. MacGregor ...Identification & Credentialing Solutions
Ph.D., CISSP ...Information Security Strategy
+1 512 775 4095 ...Security Industry Business
macgregor at austin.rr.com ...IT Trends & Futures
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