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Old 02-11-2004, 07:18 PM   #1
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Do I have to bind my nic card everytime I boot to fedora?

Hello all, LinuxNewbie here

I have been having problems loading the module/driver for my Asound Myson MTD80x when I was running Redhat 7.2.
I decided that after three weeks of not being able to ping outside of my local network, that it would probaly be better to simply updatethe kernel. I then decided that I should just install Fedora since it is a new distro and my learning experiance with Linux would be great getting in on the ground floor of a new distro.

I installed Fedora and sure enough my card was given the driver, fealnx (surecom?)

I bind the ip address and netmask (got the info from running ipconfig from my W2k Pro partition) to my card then ran ifconfig eth0 up (i think in that order)

Then it worked! I was able to ping sites, download email, and browse the web. However, I noticed after rebooting, that I had to start all over again.

How can I have it to where Fedora will recognizethe card at bootup?

This has been a great learning experiance and all suggestions will be appreciated.

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So have you put the information in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 ?
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Thanx, Blinker,

I tried running that argument after I came across it after my post.
The problem is I get an error where bash says no privladges or no such directory(?)

I even searched for the file using gui window and search engine and cannot find sysconfig in /etc.

I'm not sure where else I could find it.
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Oh, and I am logged in as root
Old 02-12-2004, 03:30 PM   #5
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While you are logged in as root, at a command prompt, type:

nano /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

This will open the file in a text editor. It is pretty simple ctrl-X when you are done and nano will ask if you would like to save changes and file name to write. If you need help with the syntax of the file just serahc of the forum or google and you should get some pretty good examples. I would post mine, but I'm at work and have none available now.
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I did it, this is what I found


I was thinking it was going to say onboot=no
but it seems alright to me.

I'm still googling to see what the proper setting should be.


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