If I don't have NetworkManager installed on Debian, I edit "/etc/network/interfaces" and then run ifup eth0. I see that things are different in Fedora 14 (the directory and the command aren't available). How do I do it?

  • welcome to the world of learning another distro, and what the real differences are. :P p.s. you don't have to, but I leave questions unanswered for ~24 hours, it gives people a chance to review and upvote things, as peopled tend to look at answered things less I've found. Jan 21, 2011 at 18:17
  • @xeno I get it. Well... in this case the solution worked immediately. Not doubts :)
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    Jan 21, 2011 at 18:20
  • often they do, I just do it so everyone has a chance to earn points I don't think this Q&A would have gotten the upvotes it did had I accepted the answer the 5 minutes after I was told the 1 wrong character I did. but as I've said, you can do this however you want, unlike accepting your own answer there's no limits on when you have to do a regular answer. It also gives people a chance to write even better answers. Jan 21, 2011 at 18:27
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    Jan 21, 2011 at 18:30
  • right... I just started doing it because it seems to keep more people (maybe not @gilles) interested for longer. about 1 day is the max though. Jan 21, 2011 at 18:32

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You can continue to use the 'network' service. Just run

sudo /sbin/chkconfig network on


sudo /sbin/service network start

and it will start the interfaces that are set up in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-*. You might want to check the settings in those files to make sure that the interface you want to start automatically on boot is set "ONBOOT=yes". For an interface to edit those files, you can use 'system-config-network' which is part of the system-config-network package (if not already installed).

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    This is out of date these days. Ever since systemd it's sudo /usr/bin/systemctl enable network.service and sudo /usr/bin/systemctl start network.service. Aug 27, 2012 at 5:28
  • Yes, in later versions of Fedora, that's correct. This was posted in January of 2011, about Fedora 14, which didn't include systemd.
    – jsbillings
    Aug 27, 2012 at 16:29
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    Yep, I realize that. My comment was more a matter of "This information is old and it's different now." than "Hah, you're wrong, it's this way!". I found it while searching for this information myself, and I just wanted to make sure it stayed up-to-date for future readers. Aug 30, 2012 at 1:29

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