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Hi, Got a bit of a weird problem. I've got a brand new Dell 600m notebook dual-booting Debian and Windows, and whenever I leave work and try to boot into ...
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    Disabling wireless on boot


    Hi,

    Got a bit of a weird problem. I've got a brand new Dell 600m notebook dual-booting Debian and Windows, and whenever I leave work and try to boot into Debian, it hangs when trying to bring up wlan0:

    ndiswrapper: using irq 11

    And that's as far as she gets. I have ALSO noted that the same thing happens at work if I am running off batteries. Like I said, weird.

    What's the best way of stopping wlan0 attempting to ifup on boot?

    All your help is greatly appreciated.

    Sauce

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    Problem found

    I've found the problem - my kernel config doesn't currently support Advanced Power Mangement. Oh well, another recompile will be good.........

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    By the way, if you do want to disable wireless (or eth0) on boot, just comment out the 'auto' command in /etc/network/interfaces for the required interface:

    For example,

    #auto wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet static
    address xx.xx.xx.xx
    netmask xx.xx.xx.xx
    gateway xx.xx.xx.xx
    network xx.xx.xx.0
    broadcast xx.xx.xx.255
    nameservers="xx.xx.xx.xx xx.xx.xx.xx"

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    By the way, if you do want to disable wireless (or eth0) on boot, just comment out the 'auto' command in /etc/network/interfaces for the required interface:

    For example,

    #auto wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet static
    address xx.xx.xx.xx
    netmask xx.xx.xx.xx
    gateway xx.xx.xx.xx
    network xx.xx.xx.0
    broadcast xx.xx.xx.255
    nameservers="xx.xx.xx.xx xx.xx.xx.xx"

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