Subject: Re: pcmcia insertion/removal hooks
To: Jared D. McNeill <>
From: john heasley <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/31/2001 22:48:17
Thu, May 31, 2001 at 11:19:11PM -0300, Jared D. McNeill:
> On Thu, 31 May 2001, john heasley wrote:
> > is there a way to hook a script to insertion or removal of a pcmcia
> > card ala apmd's resume/suspend scripts?  i need a way to put my
> > wavelan card into adhoc mode and possibly kick dhclient when the
> > card is inserted.  such hooks dont appear to exist, short of a
> > frequent cron job.  freebsd's pccardd has this facility and it usually
> > works. :)
> For a rather crude (but working!) way of doing this, you might want to
> check out a program I threw together called 'pcmciad'.
> Mike Edwards contributed some configuration scripts for his wireless
> card, and I made them available at the following URL:
> If you have any problems, feel free to email me for help.
> Hope this helps,
> Jared

works quite nicely.  i did change the dhclient line to /etc/rc.d/dhclient
stop then start, since dhclient doesnt take a HUP and never seems die or
realize that the interface needs to be reconfigured.  this also allows me
to start dhclient (-w) at boottime and handle either fxp0 or wi0.