f8: NetworkManager + runlevel 3 problem

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Sun Nov 11 20:23:30 UTC 2007

Timothy Murphy wrote:
> John Summerfield wrote:
>> I have two
>> desktop computers with PCI wireless cards, one's acting as a relay. I
>> have three Linux laptops with wireless, one's acting as a  relay. Any of
>> the others might have both interfaces active at any time, and there's no
>> guessing which (if either) should be the gateway to the Internet.
>> None of my Linux laptops and only one of the wireless desktops boots to
>> runlevel 5.
> That seems a very strange setup.
> Do you mean you use text mode all the time?

A lot.

> Incidentally, this is a very ignorant question,
> but what do you mean when you say that
> one of your three laptops is acting as a relay?

A router. It sits between two networks, routing traffic between them. 
Why a laptop? It's available, I have a more recent one that's nicer to 
use, it's got the hardware needed, and I already had it.

Is it unusual? Well, I have a desktop here doing the same thing.



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