Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58469
ONBOOT=no does not work for wireless interface
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:25:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
Using the network configuration tool to set the wireless interface to NOT START
at boot (ONBOOT=no in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eht1) does not work.
Also, the wireless card parameters are stored in ifcfg-eth1 and are read from
the file at boot, not from the /etc/pcmcia wireless.opts file. cardctl eject 2
followed by cardctl insert 2 causes the wireless card to be stopped and then
reconfigured using wireless.opts. RH is no longer using network.opts and the
network starup up scripts is infact by-passing the OPTS files at boot. Not
being able to boot and have the wireless interface not come up is a pain in
certain situations where you have a choice of wired and wireless interfaces. It
would also be nice if the drivers (here orinoco_cs) implemented the TXPOWER
parameter so that using iwconfig eth1 TXPOWER off, you could turn off the
wireless radio like you can do under Windows 2000.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure wireless interface not to start at boot
3. ifconfig show that the wireless interface did start at boot
This is because it's brought up from hotplug; you can set ONHOTPLUG=no.