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Hi everybody, I've just installed Fedora and getting in touch with Linux for the first time. I'm triying to configure the IP address with this command I've found in a ...
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- 08-10-2005 #1
- Join Date
- Aug 2005
Newbie, problem with: SIOCSIFNETMASK: No such device
Hi everybody, I've just installed Fedora and getting in touch with Linux for the first time. I'm triying to configure the IP address with this command I've found in a tutorial:
ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.3 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
but I receive from the bash this answer:
SIOCSIFNETMASK: No such device
SIOCSGIFADDR: No such device
SIOCSIFBROADCAST: No such device
192.168.0.3: unknown inteface: No such device
which is the problem?
I'm logged as root.
- 08-10-2005 #2
- Join Date
- May 2004
I think your NIC is undetected. What if you just do 'ifconfig'? You should see your device 'lo', and if your NIC is detected, you should also see several lines for 'eth0'. If it's not detected, you may need to 'modprobe' the correct driver. What kind of NIC is it? Once you know what driver it should use, do 'lsmod' to see if the driver is listed. If it's a PCI slot NIC, do 'lspci' and see what returns for the NIC. If it's an ISA slot NIC (older box), there may be a couple of other configuration steps needed. If it's a USB NIC, it could get more complicated..../IMHO
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