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Author Topic: HowTo: Restarting Vector's Network / Internet Connection  (Read 5915 times)


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HowTo: Restarting Vector's Network / Internet Connection
« on: August 01, 2006, 09:29:44 pm »

There may be times when Linux fails to connect to your network. In my case often because I just simply forgot to plug in the network cable.There's no need to reboot just to connect to your network though. Here's how to make Linux, in this particular case Vector/Slackware, relook and hopefully connect.

With root privileges:

Navigate to rc.inet1 found in /etc/rc.d/
# cd /etc/rc.d

Now set rc.inet1 to be executable
# chmod +x rc.inet1

Note: You could combine the above two steps by using the following:
# chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1

Now start rc.inet1
# ./rc.inet1 start

That's it. I only post this as I have been using Linux for a couple of years now and only recently realized this. So hopefully this will give you fellow newbies a head start. :)


« Last Edit: August 02, 2006, 01:36:20 am by DrCR »