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    Question Disabling automatic networking at startup.

    Hi, I tried the "update-rc.d networking defaults" to make networking start at system startup, well it worked but system is loading far far longer for some reason and my question is - how to roll back original BackTrack settings? I cannot find it for my life. Also I'm a complete noob at Linux systems, stating already. Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Disabling automatic networking at startup.

    Hi, I found the exact same thing when I used update-rc.d networking defaults. To get rid of it, type

    Code:
    update-rc.d -f networking remove
    What worked for me (as in, started networking and was quick!) was update-rc.d wicd defaults.

    Hope that helps.

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    Default Re: Disabling automatic networking at startup.

    Hey Reezus - There are many threads on this topic, here is one http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...backtrack.html

    I noticed the same thing, there are multiple interfaces by default and may not be needed. I disabled ones not used, and set static IP info and seemed to speed it up a bit. Still slower than leaving it off and enabling post boot. Not sure why.


    Cheers

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    Default Re: Disabling automatic networking at startup.

    Disabling the unneeded interfaces in /etc/network/interfaces should speed up the network config process. Otherwise do what Jimple Fish suggested. update-rc.d is basically just a service management tool, so if you enabled the service and no longer want it - just disable it again. You can also do this by deleting the links in the appropriate /etc/rc*.d/ folder.
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    Talking Re: Disabling automatic networking at startup.

    Many thanks, first I did
    Code:
    update-rc.d -f networking remove
    and then
    Code:
    update-rc.d wicd defaults
    , starts up fast and works flawlessly. Topic can now be closed.

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