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Old 01-17-2006, 05:51 PM   #1
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I'm running Fedora Core 4 on a Dell Inspiron 600m. I'm attempting to modify my network hardware settings on the command line with system-config-network-cmd.

I did the following, all as root:

system-config-network-cmd -h -e > filename
vim filename

(edited filename and saved it)
system-config-network-cmd -h -i -c --file=filename

After this, however, the settings were unchanged; the file didn't "take." I also tried it without the -c flag, and without the -h flag on either command, but no combination worked.

Am I doing something wrong? Alternatively, what is the location on disk of the information that system-config-network-cmd accesses, so that I can change it directly by hand?

Thanks, experts!

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Old 01-18-2006, 12:44 PM   #2
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system-config-network writes to several files depending on what you are doing. Some of the files are /etc/hosts, /etc/resolv.conf and an ifconfig file relating to your network card in /etc/sysconfig/network.
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does FC still use netconfig. I found this tool pretty easy to use if not running X on RH


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