[SWLUG] Any problems if I put in second network card?

Philip Barnes phil at trig222.f9.co.uk
Sun Oct 5 20:03:44 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-10-05 at 18:57 +0100, Neil Jones wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I have a machine where the network cable is actually plugged into the 
> mother board via a little metal box,
> It is clearly malfunctioning. I have swapped cables and even tried it 
> under Windows. It does not connect.
> I am thinking of sticking a  proper network card into the machine.
> Can anyone foresee any problems?
> How do I persuade linux to ignore the old connection? Will it be ignored 
> anyway as it does not work?
If you go into the bios, you should be able to disable the on-board LAN,
then all should be fine.

HTH Phil 

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