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[opensuse] Re: 3C509 (EtherLink III) Not Started at Boot
  • From: Joachim Schrod <jschrod@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 17:01:32 +0100
  • Message-id: <emeb4s$545$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Gordon R. Keehn wrote:

I just installed OpenSuSE 10.2 on a rather old box attached to my
home network via an even older 3C509 NIC. The card is recognised and
configured correctly, and I have specified "Start at Boot", but whether
I select NetManager or ifup control I have to go into YAST after every
boot and set up the card manually to get it to start. Is there any way
to cause it to be started automagically?

The only items I found in Google were at least a year old, and mentioned changes to a file , /etc/dchpd.conf, which doesn't seem to exist in my system. I did find that bagging NetworkManager and entering

ifdown eth0
followed by
ifup eth0

as root, started networking.

In /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth-* STARTMODE must be set to auto. Is that the case? If no, e.g., if it's set to ifplugd, set it to auto and try again. (Btw, docs are in ifcfg.template in the same directory.)

If yes, instead of modprobing in boot.local, as recommended by Mark, you can also add 3x509 to MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT in /etc/sysconfig/kernel; that's the "official" way to load modules that doesn't do that automatically.

If that still doesn't help, add the line
alias eth0 3x509
to modprobe.conf.local and try again.


Joachim Schrod Email: jschrod@xxxxxxx
Roedermark, Germany

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