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    After upgrading to Testing, my NIC no longer works

    It was working fine until I freaking reboot it ... >

    I checked with lsmod and insmod. Both shows that my eepro100 card modules are there but NOT loaded. I have two NIC cards and only one works ( half way ).

    Eth0 not work at all ( that's eepro100 card )
    eth1 got assigned to 192.168.20.8 eventhough I changed my assignemnt of IP address in /etc/network.interfaces file to something else ( such as 192.168.20.40 ).

    If I tried to load with ifup eth0 command, it errors out with "can't read /etc/network/interfaces file". If I ifdown eth1, the same error happens.

    The interfaces file shows that it's owned by root and it had -rw-r--r-- permission.

    So my questions are

    1. What cause interfaces file not to be able to read by ifup/ifdown command?

    2. Where else is assigning IP addresses besides interfaces file?

    3. If I specify eth1 to use 192.168.20.40, why it was still assigned IP address 192.168.20.8 ( the old address ) ??

    Thanks.

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    Re:After upgrading to Testing, my NIC no longer works

    Nailed the problem down .....

    ifup/ifdown can't read the /etc/network/interfaces file because it had wrong option configured. I guess Debian now use the options separated by space instead of ":" for IP address and Mask and stuff like that. Once I removed it, it was working fine.

    IP address getting the wrong IP is because I was starting up with script in /etc/init.d/ instead of using interfaces file ... It was my own stupid mistake that I've forgotten that I have a script for it ... :

    Now, it's all good .... 8)

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