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Change configuration, how to ?

Posted on 2000-02-02
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Hi all,
I have already installed Linux system with NE2000 NIC. Now, I want to change this NIC but I do not know how to tell it about new configuration.

pls help !
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laeuchli earned 20 total points
ID: 2482013
To change your hard ware, the easy way is to just start whatever the setup program is called. In redhat it is setup, in suse it is yast.

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ID: 2484439
But the setup program on RH6 has not any NIC option.

Expert Comment

ID: 2511501
The easy way: If you have linuxconf installed, you can do simply type 'netconf'. In the menu 'Basic host information' you have to change the kernel module name for device eth0 from 'ne2000' to the name of the kernel module that supports your new NIC.

The easier way: Edit /etc/conf.modules with the editor of your choice. Change the line that reads 'alias eth0 ne2000' into 'alias eth0 module_for_your_NIC'.

Then reboot, change the card, boot up, and all should be well.

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