Another WIFI Issue Involving WMP54G & /etc/hosts

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at
Fri Feb 15 07:46:24 UTC 2008

--- Dan Farrell <dan at> wrote:

> On Wed, 13 Feb 2008 08:59:52 -0800 (PST)
> Leonard Chatagnier <lenc5570 at> wrote:
> > I have a backup in my home folder for
> > all of /etc from a new install 
> Updates are applied to /etc, are they not?  If so,
> these backups aren't
> as useful as you might think.  Be careful rolling
> back these files.
Thanks Dan for this bit of advise. I'll keep it in
mind. However, with all the trouble I've had with the
gutsy alt CD, like about 6 reinstalls that always left
a different part of the selected software not
installed, some kernels not having the required
rt61pci modules needed for my wifi card, etc, etc,
I'll be looking a /etc closely for a while. I'm
considering filing a bug report.  Don't see how it
could be a bad CD(cd verified and md5sums checked)
since I was able to load by hand everything the CD
left out. I just now was able to get online using the
linux generic kernel and need to upgrade.  What a
chore and just needed to complain about the buggy alt
i386 CD.
Your advise is good and I will remember it.

Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at

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