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From: Claes Gyllenswärd <letharion@...>
Subject: Re: eth3 - how to set up?
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 13:13:48 +0100
2011/2/7 Paul Stear <gentoo@...>:
> Hi,
> I have just changed my motherboard and processor and am having trouble with my
> network connection.
> I am having to enter in a root terminal the following each time I boot the
> system:-
>
> ifconfig eth3 192.168.1.6 broadcast 192.168.1.255 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
> After this everything works as it should.
> Where is this setting help?
> I have read the guide but nothing seems to make a difference.
> I'm sure this is a lack of understanding on my part so please help.
> Paul
> --
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>

While I'm sure someone far more knowledgeable than me will pitch in
sooner or later, I'll give my 2 cents.
I only vaguely remember how this works, but IIRC there are HAL rules
(perhaps in /etc/hal/fdi/policy ?) that remebers your old network
cards from the previous motherboard. This gives your new card eth3,
and you don't have an init-script for eth3. I assume you're not going
to switch the MB back, so I suggest you dig around for the files,
backup and remove them. This should re-number your eth3 as eth0, and
allow the normal init-scripts to start your network.

Again, this is _not_ my area of expertise, so if you're unsure, wait
for someone else to reply.


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-- Paul Stear
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