Re: YDL and RealTekFE551 ethernet

Subject: Re: YDL and RealTekFE551 ethernet
From: Iain Stevenson (
Date: Wed May 16 2001 - 06:29:39 MDT

on 16/5/01 12:25 pm, Sean O. Denney at wrote:

> 3. When I first boot linux, the hardware info scrolls by too fast for
> me to see any of it (If anyone know where this info is stored after
> boot, I would really appreciate it).


Check the log too (/var/log/messages)


> 4. I do "ifconfig -a" but eth# is not listed.
> 5. I do "ifconfig eth0 up" and then eth0 is listed.
> Now, I'm not new to linux/unix, but when it comes to networking I'm
> not all too comfortable.
> My setup is as follows:
> DSL from BellSouth runs into a LinkSys Etherfast 4-Port DSL
> Switched Router. The local IP addressing is dynamic, so I will need
> YDL to obtain it's local IP from the router.
> My questions basically are:
> 1. How do I get YDL to obtain it's IP from the router?; and
> 2. What do I need to do once my NIC/YDL has obtained an IP?
> Any would would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance
> --- Sean Denney

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