F9: [unsupported] rt2870 now works, but requires restarting named & httpd after (re)boot?

Rick Stevens ricks at nerd.com
Fri Jul 30 18:00:55 UTC 2010

On 07/30/2010 08:32 AM, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
>> First, I know F9 is no longer supported, but wanted to
>> ask if there is a workaround to this problem.
>> I finally got rt2870 to work on F9, however, I noticed
>> during a reboot, httpd complained that it could not find
>> the host's domain, so it chose, and secondly
>> named responded only to localhost queries. I discovered
>> that restarting named and httpd, in that order, after a
>> reboot, restored normalcy.  The key issue seems to be
>> that named is not properly started before services? Or
>> perhaps amanda and/or dnsmasq is interfering with
>> named?
>> Is there a fix or a workaround for this issue?
>> Thanks-
> Ah, instead of 'amada', I meant avahi, but nevertheless, it turns out that
> avahi&  dnsmasq are core to fedora - so - I need to retain both.
> So it seems that somehow I need to get named up and working with
> NetworkManager - named works fine for wired connections and
> network instead of NetworkManager...

The inherent issue with earlier versions of NM is that it only started
when you logged in.  Consequently, network logins (LDAP, NIS/NIS+)
wouldn't work, nor would named, avahi or anything else that required
a network connection.  New versions of NM do have the ability to be
started via the startup scripts and various connections in NM's
configs can be tagged to start up at boot or upon a user login.

Unfortunately, since you're on F9 and there are no updates for it,
you're stuck unless you can force install a newer version of NM.
Absent that, you must use the older /etc/rc.d/init.d/network stuff.

That's just one reason to try to keep up with Fedora changes.  I
don't know if these new NM things have been ported to RHEL 5 (and
hence CentOS 5) or not.
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