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Old 01-14-2005, 07:18 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
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enable network card at boot up


I'm using slackware 10, and have a pci network card installed, but it does not load up at start up, when I type "ifconfig", only "lo" is listed, so the "eth0" is not activated at bootup, I would like to have the "eth0" enabled at boot up, but tried various way, it does not work.
I can only activate mannually each time by "ifconfig eth0 up" command, please help on slackware 10, how to get it activated at bootup, and the meantime, I would like to set it to dhcp client, so that I can accept cable internet connection

thanks in advance
Old 01-14-2005, 09:48 PM   #2
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not completely sure with slack, but you probably just need to config the /etc/conf.d/net and /etc/resolv.conf
Old 01-16-2005, 04:22 AM   #3
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Red Hat 9, Fedora Core 3, KNOPPIX
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Try looking in:


locate ifcfg-eth0

That will tell you the location of the ifcfg-eth0 file which is what you must edit. References to /etc/conf.d/net could just be symbolic links to other locations, but it doesn't matter where the file is located.

Open it with vi and find the line with ONBOOT=no and change it to ONBOOT=yes

Reboot the machine and test if it comes up.


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