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Hi there. I just fried a mother board. A quick experiment shows that by pulling the hard drive out and whacking it in another machine it boots up just fine ...
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    Network Configuration


    Hi there.

    I just fried a mother board. A quick experiment shows that by pulling the hard drive out and whacking it in another machine it boots up just fine (well almost).

    It's not seeing the network. My guess is that it's configured for a network card that's not there anymore and I want it to use the new network card (which is actually built into the board).

    Is that a valid guess?

    If so, how do I go about teaching it about the new network stuff?

    The only error message I think I can see during boot is something about ismod, but it zips past too quick to read the whole thing.

    Any help will be GREAT help!
    Stay JOLLY!
    H

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    Bummer about the mb.

    You can get the startup message with the dmesg command. As far as your network, you can use Mandrake Control Center to configure the new card. Go to New Connection and go through the wizard. It should detect your new card.

    Hope that helps!
    Jeremy
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    Thanks!

    You've got to love it when the solution is that simple! All is back and running how it used to - of course I'd prefer my slightly spiffier box...

    Thanks so much!

    I also learned the dmesg command today! What fun.

    Stay JOLLY!
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    Hi.

    I have another dilema that I've just noticed and am hoping you can help.

    After a reboot, the network services don't automatically turn on. If I go to the Control Center I can turn it on in a second. And oddly, if I open up the Control Center and go to the Connection section, after a few seconds it connects itself, but won't do this without being in the Connection section.

    This was not the case on the other machine. After a reboot the network came up just fine.

    Thanks again for the clues on getting the network up the first time!

    STay JOLLY!
    H
    H,
    There is a check box setting under Cennection that says something like "start at boot". Is that checked?

    jeremy
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    Hmm...

    There is no check box for starting at boot, at all.

    Is it something under services, I'm supposed to turn on?

    *boggle*

    And I thought I was doing so well...

    Stay JOLLY!
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    When you click on manage connections, there should be more then one tab. I think it's nder the second tab. If it's not there, then it's under configure connections.

    Jeremy
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    I'm stuck

    There's definitely no check box for start at boot.

    Running is Mandrake Control Center 0.70 which I know is quite old. I wonder if I need to update that somehow?

    Thanks for trying!

    Stay JOLLY!
    H

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    Another thought

    Is there a conf file somewhere I can just edit, insted of using Control Center?

    Stay JOLLY!
    H

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