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Old 09-25-2006, 06:42 AM   #1
stephenj
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Disable hardware


Hi Guys,

I am trying to disable one of the 2 nic's (one PCMCIA) that are on my laptop. I want to use the PCMCIA and not the onboard nic. What do i do? Can i diable one of them? if yes, how? Please help. I am currently usinh redhat es4.


the problem is that the onboard nic is assigned eth0 and the PCMCIA to eth1. The software i am using continues to read the address of the onboard nic.

Thank you,
Stephen

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Old 09-25-2006, 07:52 AM   #2
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hi, stephenj

as root issue:
Code:
# ifdown eth0
at a command line and you'll bring down that interface. to disable it at boot time, you should modify your network configuration file (depending on your distro).

cheers

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Old 09-26-2006, 11:17 PM   #3
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Hi zhelezov,

Thank you for your help. Will try and get back. Do you know what the network config file name in Redhat ES4 is?

Thank you,
Stephen
 
Old 09-27-2006, 06:15 AM   #4
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Hi zhelezov,

The software continues to read eth0's address and not eth1 's (PCMCIA) address. How can a hardware component be disabled in Linux?

Thank you,
Stephen
 
  


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