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Kobboi
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:52 pm    Post subject: openrc and USB network interfaces Reply with quote

On my system, wlan0 is a USB pluggable wireless network interface. Its init script is started in the boot runlevel. If I disconnect the USB device and plug it back in, should my wireless connectivity be restored? Currently, it seems I have to force it by restarting the init script (openrc-0.11.2)
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zerocool_australia
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By default, no, it probably won't reconnect. There are two ways to make this happen, I believe.

If you emerge ifplugd, it will be used by default when bringing up network interfaces. It will monitor link status and keep dhcpcd running, etc when physical links are removed. But being as you are removing the entire interface, it may not be enough.

What you may also need to do is edit /etc/rc.conf and add

Code:
rc_hotplug="net.wlan0"


THat will allow udev to hotplug the service when the device appears and automatically start the init script.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kobboi,

No network devices other than net.lo should be in the boot runlevel.
Why do you think you need net.wlan0 there?
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