Getting USB ADSL modem to start at boot time ...
From: Ronnie Davis (local_at_host.com)
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 12:03:42 +0000
I'm new to Linux and have just started on the learning curve so to speak!
Running Mandrake 10.1 Official with Fujitsu FDX310 USB ADSL modem.
Driver downloaded from http://eciadsl.flashtux.org/download.php?lang=en and
installed OK. Managed to connect to internet after using "eciadsl-config-tk
| tee log.txt" from a root console as detailed in the documentation
Re-boot machine and no lights on modem. Have to manually start modem each
Have followed instructions for question 5 at
http://eciadsl.flashtux.org/faq.php?faq_lang=en#5.0 and still can't get it
to run at boot.
My initlevel at boot is 5 ("id:5:initdefault:" according to /etc/inittab
I have placed a copy of rc.adsl in /etc/init.d and completed the following
in a root console as per instructions:
"ln -s /etc/init.d/rc.adsl /etc/rc.d/rc5.d/S90adsl" and
"ln -s /etc/init.d/rc.adsl /etc/rc.d/rc5.d/K90adsl"
Can anyone tell me what I might be doing wrong? I understand from the
instructions that in effect I am creating a link (symbolic link) to a file
when it enters initlevel 5 at boot.
Also, I am struggling to understand what it means in the instructions when
it talks about the following:
1) "calling all the K* files from the last level, then call all the S*
files from the new level."
2) "When init level 5 is left, this is the same for K* files. But following
the system, they are called in the same order (by xx increasingly), or in a
reverse order (by xx decreasingly)."
3) "Before you create these links, ensure that the S90 is relevant, this
means that S90* will be called after all other network services. Of course,
verify that K90 is relevant too. According to some systems (reverse kill
order) this would be better to use K00, but simply think of the best order
to kill the connection."
Can someone maybe help out here and explain this in more detail?