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I recently installed Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition 2.1 WS. This is my first Linux OS install and I'm having a bit of trouble with my ethernet adapter.
When I boot the machine, the loader gives me two options, 2.4.9-e12smp or 2.4.9-e12. It's been defaulting to the smp option, so that's what I've been using.
I also have the machine configured to automatically go to a GUI login screen. So far, I've been using the KDE interface.
When I get logged in to the KDE desktop, at a shell prompt I type "ifconfig" and it will only list the lo interface.
Then, I'll type insmod e1000 (the ethernet adap. is an itegrated Intel) and the module will load. Then when I do an ifconfig, I'll see both the lo and the eth0 interface. Also, once the eth0 interface is active, it keeps all of the settings that I previously gave it such as IP address, default gateway, and DNS servers.
So I guess my question is, is there a way I can get the OS to automatically activate the eth0 interface upon boot? It seems to work just fine if I manually activate via the shell. Is there a file or files that work like a STARTUP.NCF file on a Novell server that tell the machine what to load?
Sorry for the long post...just trying to be thorough. Thanks!
Yes, that files does exist on my system. There's a line in that file that reads ONBOOT=YES, so I figure
that because of that switch, the system should at least be trying to start the interface
upon boot. Is there a bootlog file that I could look at to see if the system even tried
to start it?