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Order of network devices

Postby Lancer » Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:50 pm

Using Fedora core 2, when running system-control-network it shows my eth0 at the top and modem below that. I want to swap them over as the top one is the one which is default ready to connect. How can I change the order?
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RE: Order of network devices

Postby AudioMove » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:21 am

it doesnt matter on the order as long as u have which ever one set to default.
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RE: Order of network devices

Postby Lancer » Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:14 am

Sorry, but no cigar.

Selecting the modem, hitting the "advanced" tab and then selecting "make this the default route" does not change the order of the connections in either neat or system-control-network, nor does it affect which of my modem or ethernet card is selected when the dialog box appears.
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RE: Order of network devices

Postby AudioMove » Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:38 pm

again it doesnt matter on the order. As long as your device works.
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Re: RE: Order of network devices

Postby Lancer » Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:26 pm

AudioMove wrote:again it doesnt matter on the order. As long as your device works.


Here's why the order matters...

The computer I'm trying to do this on is not my own. It's the box I'm sending to someone across the country as a favour. He's kind of old and I've told him how much better Linux is yadda yadda as he 's always complaining about the condition of his (frankly) clapped out Win98 box.

My box is fine as far as the order goes. His one has detected devices in the other order.

After converting a few Windows users to Linux I can pretty well guarantee that he will say... "Hey thanks. This box is great. Just one thing. I find it annoying that I have to do so many extra clicks just to get dial up. Windows was never this hard".

Are you suggesting I tell him that "Linux cannot do it therefore it does not matter"?

As far as he is concerned, the ONE thing that appears awkward will be the ONLY thing that matters.

Believe me - I've seen Windows migrants totally ditch Linux because they failed to get flash or Java working in their web browsers. A few mouse clicks may not matter to you, but it does to them.

Therefore it matters to me. Normally I don't give all the circumstantial details (as above and why should I have to?) because then who would bother to read the question? Don't tell me my question does not matter.

So, back onto the question... where are all the hackers, like risc who used to hang out on this forum (I'm going back a few years) who used to enjoy the challenge of finding which root-access config file needs to be tweaked simply because "it is there and therefore can be done"?

Back onto the question... does anyone know how to change the order please?
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RE: Re: RE: Order of network devices

Postby Erin » Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:56 pm

Have no idea and have never used Fedora. Can you remove the first one and let it be reinstalled later or even disable eth0 if it is not being used? I will have a play later and Google for an answer. Beyond that, no idea.

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RE: Re: RE: Order of network devices

Postby AudioMove » Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:25 pm

you enable ehichever one you want to use, i dont think it can magicly guess which one u want to use and set that one to default ur gonna have to do it urself, as far as i know.
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