Clarification: Network Reconfiguration Question

Nils Kassube kassube at
Wed Oct 10 05:33:49 UTC 2007

7230 wrote:
> I have changed the NIC on my Desktop box and, as a result, require
> reconfiguration.  I suppose I could delete some config files but would
> not know if I had them all.  Problem is, I used the installation engine
> to set everything up the first time ...and as a result, do not know
> which app is required for reconfig of the NIC.  It is not the same
> brand NIC, or I would not be having this problem.
> This is what I get when I attempt to bring up the interface(s):
> root at kubuntu:/home/yogi# ifconfig eth0 up
> eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
> root at kubuntu:/home/yogi# ifconfig eth1 up
> eth1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device

Do you know which type your new NIC is? What is the output of the lspci 
command? Maybe the kernel module for the new NIC is not automatically 
loaded or maybe it needs ndiswrapper to work.


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