wireless on an Ubuntu fileserver (no X) - auto connect possible?

Gabriel Dragffy dragffy at yandex.ru
Mon Nov 20 21:14:01 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-11-20 at 21:34 +0100, Johan Ramm-Ericson wrote:
> Just out of curiosity, is there any particular reason why you don't want
> to use the Ubuntu tools (System -> Administration -> Networking)?
> Granted, doing it yourself will be a learning experience (hint: look in
> /etc/init.d , /etc/rc1.d , /etc/rc2.d , /etc/rc3.d ....)

Reasonable question, but I did try to make clear in the mail that this
machine has no X (desktop glory) and is very simply a fileserver.
Wireless with network-manager-gnome is a god-send, but I must learn how
to do it myself here. Do you have any idea how to use inits and all
that? It was a struggle for me to follow the instructions of ndiswrapper
(compiling it from source etc) and actually getting connected. Then I
realized it was all for nothing because it gets lost after a reboot and
I can't ssh in, so I have to retrieve the computer from the garage and
start messing about with monitors and keyboards. Grr!

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