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Created by Terry Henderson on June 30, 2007, at 11:31 AM
Never would have guessed; udev would switch the NICs when I wasn't lookin'.
Having done such a good job on the first one, he handed over his other PC, an old AMD 700mHz Duron with no HD. I guess he thought he should "go for broke!", (I only charged him $100 for the first one).
The second one was in better condition, [it actually worked]; I left it pretty much as is, accept for adding a 40G HD and 2 network cards.
What he had before was one dead PC and the other was a terribly slow and mucked up MS system that was barley usable anymore. He'd seem my computers, thought they were pretty nice and some what unique and wanted to try Linux, so; I installed Slackware/KDE on the 1G Athlon and then MintLinux/Gnome on the Duron. Since it was obvious he would want to use the internet on both machines, I installed 2 NICs in the Duron and had it sharing his internet connection via crossover cable with the Athlon. What I didn't realize was that udev [by default] will randomly assign network card names. Everything worked great for the first few days, but after about the 3rd reboot, the NICs traded places, leaving him with no internet service, so it's "back to the drawing board"...
And this is where it gets stupid:
The ultimate solution is to add lines:
At any rate, the finished / re-finished product is pretty nice. He's got two pretty decent computers. We put a little $25 KVM switch [from RadioShack] between the 2 PCs and he just hits Scroll-Lock twice to switch back and forth. He's got the latest/greatest KDE and Gnome systems. The Athlon/Slackware/KDE system runs Linux 2.6.17 and the Duron/Ubuntu/Gnome system runs kernel version 2.6.20, both systems fully loaded with all the latest multimedia software along with OpenOffice and gimp and lots of other cool stuff.