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Old 11-22-2003, 10:44 AM   #1
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PCMCIA probs

hi folks,

here is my problem. i have a laptop with an onboard network card that is toast. instead of sending my laptop off to get the network card fixed, i bought a pcmcia card - which is a cheap CompUSA card. the problem is that all of the distributions i have tried insist on trying to use the onboard network card instead of the pcmcia card.

with redhat 9, i was able to tell it to ignore eth0 and just use the pcmcia card, but now i would like to use a different distro. i've tried suse, libranet, and mandrake. for each of these distros, i can ultimately get the pcmcia card to work by setting up both, and then deleting eth0. however, this only works during the current session and when i reboot, i have to set it up all over again.

does anyone have any suggestions on how i can set this up all of the time?

thanks, i appreciate any help people can give.

Old 11-22-2003, 04:15 PM   #2
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hmm, nevermind. it seems to be fixed now. i set it up again with libranet and it still works after a reboot. i'm not exactly sure what i did that made it work differently this time, so i don't think this thread will be helpful for anyone else in the future.


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