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Old 05-28-2008, 05:36 PM   #1
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Suse10.3: how to enable network adapter at boot


Please help - how to enable network adapter (eth0, fixed IP address) at boot - step by step. I can do it manually via root-Yast without probs, but prefer it in "auto mode".
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:54 PM   #2
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Look at the man page for "ifcfg". The YaST2 interface configuration items end up in a file /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-<device>.

Startmode='auto' will start the interface at boot if it is possible. Startmode='onboot' is no longer an option but is an alias for 'auto'.

Also look at /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg.template file.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 07:02 PM   #3
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I think I found the answer:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nable+network+
 
Old 05-29-2008, 08:36 PM   #4
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Using YaST2, you can opt to use knetworkmanager. In openSuSE 10.3 it works great. If you use KDE, it integrates with kwalletmanager to store the wpa-psk key. I use a 64 random hex digit I would never be able to remember. I just need to enter my wallet passphrase to connect to wireless. You can do the same for other wireless networks as well. This allows you to use a nearly impossible to guess PSK. Because wireless can be accessed remotely using a wireless NIC, it needs a stronger password.

Code:
head -c32 /dev/random | od -t x1 | awk 'NR<3 { for ( field = 2; field <= NF; field++) printf $field }' ; echo
 
  


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