[arch-general] Fw: A question regarding the ifdplug and wireless interfaces
keithint1234 at gmail.com
Wed May 19 00:28:10 EDT 2010
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From: Keith Hinton
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 12:21 AM
Subject: A question regarding the ifdplug and wireless interfaces
I have an interesting setup presently.
One of these days I hope to move permanently to Arch-however, I'm on Windows
presently so am running Arch in a VMware virtual machine by using VMware
workstation 7 on Windows.
I still do make use of tools such as the NetCFG tool, especially.
As a blind Arch user, and one who does a lot of repetitive tasks, I like the
use of netcfg personally.
I have used it, especially rather than say, configuring WPA_Supplicant
manually, even after reading all the documentation.
While I do appreciate and value Arch Linux for most of the manual
configuration, I still believe in my heart that automation of some tasks is
an okay thing to do.
What do you folks think?
I for instance, tend to love pre-configuring specific files, such as
Pacman.conf, and other various small files, and just cary them on a small
USB 4GB thumb-drive of mine.
That way, if and when I install Arch regardless of a VM or real environment,
I have the various files to work with a head of time, already configured by
me in the first place, avoiding the need to do that all over again.
Usually, after that, I just need to cp the files for use in whatever they're
intended to be used for.
My first question though is this: does the ifdplug interface tool only work
with Ethernet cards?
Or is wireless Ethernet cards also supported?
Also, when it comes to Arch and the various uses of the system environment,
how was Arch designed so as to be so flexible?
It amazes me at how light Arch Linux really is-it performed without a
problem on my Intel Pentium III, 930MHZ, 256MB RAM Del desktop computer for
Of course, at the time I had a secondary Windows machine for the tools I use
like Skype, that still remain unaccessible to the blind/visually impared
community, whare as Skype in windows/Apple Mac remains the most accessible.
Similar issues of accessibility/bugs occur in Mozilla's Firefox.
presently, I find that Arch is one of the most interesting distrobutions of
Linux available out there.
Thanks for making such a fine distro, and I hope that you folks continue to
develop Arch as you folks have for the passed what..99 years? LOL.
Have fun, and happy Arching.
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