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Replacing a network card
« on: December 10, 2011, 04:43:39 pm »
My network card (Rosewill RC-401-EX Network Card Gigabit Low Profile 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express 1 x RJ45) died this past week after two years of use so I bought a new network card with a higher user rating (Intel EXPI9301CT Desktop Adapter Gigabit CT 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express 1 x RJ45) and attempted to install it.

The new card had no device drivers installed by default so I grabbed them from Intel and built and installed them per their directions.

Even though I had removed the defective network card, the 8.10 LinuxMCE system was still attempting to use it and it ignored my new card. I eventually tracked down this entry http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Internal_and_External_networks_swapped/not_working and updated my /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules file to eliminate the removed card and to provide the new card a the old card's name. My system then worked as expected again.

I was just hoping that a reboot after getting the new card installed with its device driver would be sufficient to get things functioning. Was there a more appropriate way for dealing with this situation?

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Re: Replacing a network card
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2011, 06:05:07 pm »
NIC detection and configuration happens during install, and during install only. Running the installer once installed is bad news too.

I am trying to chunk that part out into a separate script to handle... these sorts of issues.
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Re: Replacing a network card
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2011, 06:23:00 pm »
edit or wipe out the contents of
 /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistant-net-rules

then reboot.

HTH

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Re: Replacing a network card
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2011, 06:54:38 pm »
edit or wipe out the contents of
 /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistant-net-rules

then reboot.

HTH

Tim

Lol... yeah... that would work... it would automatically re-assign the appropriate eth info, and LMCE would pick up where it left off...
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