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Old 07-24-2010, 09:12 AM   #1
rupaniii
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Fedora Ethernet File Locations for Auto eth[x] devices missing ifcfg-ethX files


Missing ifcfg-eth[2-5] fileset for ZNYX 345Q Quad Port 10/100 cards
I have showing in the gui network device that my ports for my ZNYX ZX345Q Quad Port card my ports are Auto eth2, Auto eth3 etc.
My Motherboard and Intel cards show as System eth0 and System eth1.

There ARE corresponding entries for those in my /etc/sysconfig/network-settings/ directory, but there are not ifcfg-eth[2-5] files to correspond to these adapters.
Can I just write my own files and that will do it?

How does Fedora 12/13 load these drivers into the kernel without having these ifcfg files?

I'd love to know if there is another way Fedora controls NICs / other system resources.

Thanks.
 
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There ARE corresponding entries for those in my /etc/sysconfig/network-settings/ directory, but there are not ifcfg-eth[2-5] files to correspond to these adapters. Can I just write my own files and that will do it?
Sure you can write your own configuration files. If there's no configuration errors then after running '/etc/rc.d/init.d/network restart' doing '/etc/rc.d/init.d/network status' should show it picked them up.


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How does Fedora 12/13 load these drivers into the kernel without having these ifcfg files?
Ifcfgs are per-device network configuration files. If drivers are available the kernel / kudzu will have insmod / modprobe load the necessary kernel modules when it detects the hardware. If drivers are missing then you should see errors in your system logs and missing information in 'ifconfig -a' output.


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I'd love to know if there is another way Fedora controls NICs / other system resources.
If you mean "other than NetworkManager", editing files manually is always possible. As you didn't define "other system resources" there's nothing to say about that.
 
  


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