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Author Topic: 3C509 ETHERLINK 3 - not auto up  (Read 1667 times)

saewelo

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3C509 ETHERLINK 3 - not auto up
« on: January 29, 2009, 04:48:57 pm »

I'm testing VL 6.0 Light Edition B2 on an old PIII 550MHZ I had kickin' around.  I'm pleased so far.  Makes a wonderful check the web/email box.

However, when I boot up my old 3C509 Etherlink 3 (ISA-remember ISA?) NIC is not connected.  I #modprobe 3C509 as root and then #dhcpcd eth0 to assign an IP address. 

Here's my newbie question, how do I automate this procedure so it's done on start up?  Write a script?

Humbly awaiting a reply.

saewelo ??? ??? ???  and a big thanks.
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bigpaws

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Re: 3C509 ETHERLINK 3 - not auto up
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009, 04:57:46 pm »

The way to automate that is to edit the file /etc/rc.d/rc.local

At the bottom of the file add your commands:

modprobe 3C509
ifconfig eth0 up
dhcpcd eth0

That should solve the problem, you may have to add wait or sleep to the
eth0 up and dhcpcd lines.

HTH

Bigpaws
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saewelo

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Re: 3C509 ETHERLINK 3 - not auto up
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 08:29:04 am »

Thanks dude, worked great.

Saewelo
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