I have a very old redhat 5.1 gnu/linux system whose ethernet card has
both bnc and an aui connectors. The bnc connector works, but i'd
like to switch to using the aui.
So somehow i need to inform the hardware that i'll be using a
I'd like to use /sbin/ifconfig, but the version of ifconfig on the
machine (1.24, net-tools 1.33, kernel 2.0.32) does not support a
`type' argument, and even if it did, i don't know if the device driver
would know what to do.
So how else can i do it?
The machine is a legacy system so i don't want to touch any of the
hardware internals, and i don't want to do anything outside of
userland to the software.
People back in the old days must have had some way to change the
media type of their ethernet cards?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. (And thanks to John-Paul
Stewart, Hactar, and Michael Meissner for earlier advice on getting
the external hardware connections lined up this far.)