Comment 4 for bug 105414

Albert Bicchi (bicchi) wrote :

I confirm this bug on Feisty. I am using ndiswrapper on a Broadcom BCM4309 rev 02 If i uncomment my wireless section in this case (wlan0) from /etc/network/interfaces the machine boots fast but my wireless card is not detected. I guess the question is, how do I force it not to try obtaining an IP address from my wireless during boot time? The problem is that it just times out then continues booting without a network detected on it.

I think this bug is not related to ndiswrapper but to the script found here: /etc/rcS.d/S40networking
Look at the TIMEOUT section been established around line 20. Is there a way to "blacklist" the card so that it skips this step? The key is to only blacklist it from this step alone.

Here is my /etc/network/interfaces:
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp