I have installed FC5. Recently I changed the NIC. The workstation works find using dhcp. However, if I set a static IP address via the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0, I have problems. It is slow on rebooting, & tends to lock up on cups. I boot it back up into single user mode. Then I go back to dhcp, & all is well. I finally noticed that if I change the network settings via the GUI, it gives me the following error when I try to save it:
Cannot deactivate network device eth0!
Device eth0 has MAC address 00:40:F4:ED:99:EC,
instead of configured address 00:B0:D0:B3:91:1C
So, then i found that the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 had the wrong MAC.
I changed it & tried again. I get the same error. I've tried modifing the file, & issuing /sbin/service network reload. I keep having problems. Is the MAC stored in some other file?
Perhaps I need to remove the card reboot, &re-install the card, reboot, & reconfigure the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0. Any ideas....?