[ltp] Modem and Ethernet

Tino Keitel linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 13 Mar 2003 13:06:49 +0100

On Thu, Mar 13, 2003 at 06:46:14 -0500, Frank Roberts - SOTL wrote:
> Hi All and especially Tino
> The especially Tino is because I have been debating a Ethernet plus modem 
> connection with Tino for over a month.
> It looks like somehow last night not only did I accomplish my
> objective of downloading Mandrake 9.1 rc2 but somehow I messed up and
> solved the connection problem between the modem and Ethernet
> connection. Sure wish I knew what I did to solve that issue but that
> being besides there is still one part of that issue that is
> outstanding.
> If I desire to connect to the internet by modem I have an icon on the
> user screen that allows easy connection.
> But if I desire to connect to the internet using Ethernet from a user
> screen I must do the following: From the K Menu -> Configuration ->
> Mandrake Control Center -> Enter root password -> Network & Internet
> -> Connections -> Click Expert Mode -> Configure Local Area Network
> -> Activate Now with the same procedure being followed to disconnect.
> Does anyone happen to what program the "Activate Now" button is
> activating and its location?

I don't know much about mandrake, but there exists an ifup and ifdown
in Debian and RedHat. You can use it like ifup eth0 and ifdown eth0.


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