annoying message with wireless setup

Gregory Nowak greg at
Mon Nov 12 14:25:29 EST 2007

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There is a setting somewhere in the scripts in /etc that controls if
syslogd messages get sent to all your consoles or not, I believe it
Begin's with "setterm". I haven't looked at that for a long time, so I
don't remember all the details. Disabling that should stop the
messages from showing up on your console. However, disabling it also
means that you will not see messages about network cables being
unplugged, or usb/ieee1394 devices being attached or detached. Hth


On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 11:04:32AM -0600, Cheryl Homiak wrote:
> Hi all.
> I've been wireless with all my computers for quite a while now; on my linux 
> machines I'm using madwifi with the atheros driver. Mostly it works great 
> but I have one annoying issue.
> Periodically I get:
> ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): ath0: link becomes ready
> I don't know if this means my connection is resetting or what it means; 
> I'm not having any problems remaining connected as far as I know. But this 
> message shows up in the middle of files or email or browsing; it doesn't 
> alter the content of a message when saved but it does make it hard for me 
> to navigate. I usually can only get rid of this message by quitting the 
> application I'm using and hitting enter and then restarting what I'm 
> doing. It appears in all consoles. does anybody know how to suppress or 
> stop this?
> Thanks.
> -- 
> Cheryl
> "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
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