Disabling Hardware Devices

Steve Torrefranca javacide at gmail.com
Sun Jul 17 05:15:21 UTC 2005

> Lets say I have a network adapter that is built in to the
> motherboard.  I want to install a wireless adapter.  In Windows I can
> disable the internal mb adapter and use the install or activate the
> wireless.

if you are using gnome simply do these:
1. go to: System > Administration > Networking
there you can see all you network cards and you can play around with
them. the interface is simple.  you can disable a card by selecting he
card and click disable.  you can figure it out easily.
2. If you dont see your wireless adapter yet you can use ifup (interface
up).  since your wireless adapter is an add on should be eth1 so simple
do this ifup eth1 in the command line.  after that you can see that card
added into your networking


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