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Old 09-28-2003, 10:14 PM   #1
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Deleting all eth configs

Sorry, I know this is a noob question, and I knew the answer before. I have two eth devices: WiFi and Onboard NIC. I think ifconfig shows an eth0 and iwconfig shows eth0 and eth1. This happened to me before for some reason. I want the NIC disabled and I want the WiFI card on eth0. Before I just flushed the settings and started from scratch. When I delete in the network settings, it doesn't seem to delete the eth files. How do I completely flush those configs and start from scratch?

Old 09-28-2003, 11:31 PM   #2
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The drivers to load are selected in /etc/modules.conf. You should find an alias line like
alias eth0 3c59x
or whatever your card needs.

Comment out that line and that eth0 interface will not be there, that is, the "0" card isn't taken and your wireless will be eth0. You could probably also modify the line to read alias eth1 <driver>, and your onboard will be eth1.

Hope it helps,
Old 09-28-2003, 11:52 PM   #3
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That didn't fix it. I know there is another file just like you are talking about. It has all the eth hardware tables listed. I need to wipe that out. Where is that?
Old 08-26-2004, 03:42 AM   #4
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go to /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices. delete what you have to there


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