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hello all, I have Fedora Core 5 OS yet to be installed . I have heard somewhere that in order for the Ehernet Card driver to be installed "the MODEM ...
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    Talking activation of Ethernet card driver


    hello all,

    I have Fedora Core 5 OS yet to be installed . I have heard somewhere that in order for the Ehernet Card driver to be installed "the MODEM i.e the Ehernet Card " must be activated. is this mandatory?

    any suggestions about configuring the IP address and Subnest mask would be highly appreciated.

    thank you all

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    You thinking XP?

    Activated is the term used by Microsoft to describe the process of approving each installation of WindowsXP. AFAIK, there is nothing like that in the GNU/Linux world.

    You will of course have to configure your system so it knows how to use the card, but the installation software will hopefully walk you through that. (I haven't installed Fedora.)

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    compbug, what activation refers to is "bring up" or "turn on" the card.

    Activating or bringing up the card is simple as:
    Code:
    /sbin/ifconfig eth0 up
    As for configuring the IP address etc, Fedora has something called Network Manager which can set up these things for you. Otherwise nothing beats the good ol command line:
    Code:
    /sbin/ifconfig eth0 address 192.168.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0
    eth0 is name of the interface you activated or (brought up)
    address is your IP address
    netmask is the subnet mask.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    Lightbulb Conclusion

    so the conclusion is ,it is not necessary to turn on the Ethernet card during the installation of FC5, for the driver to get installed.

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