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I would like to be able to modify the MAC ID of my Ethernet card in much the same way I can with my Linksys router. Is there an easy way to do this?
—Mike O'Doherty, email@example.com
You didn't specify which Ethernet card you have; some allow this, while others do not. If your card does allow this, you can use ifconfig as follows:
ifconfig eth0 hw ether 001122334455
For those using cable or DSL modems, note that this is a useful trick if you have set up your service using a Windows box and want to install a Linux firewall/gateway. Most providers track the MAC address of the workstation's Ethernet card and can be hard to deal with if this changes. With the above command, you can force your Linux gateway to have the same MAC address as your original client system.
—Chad Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the required XF86Config-4 setup to use a Dynapro (3M) touchscreen? Do I need to enable it with something similar to xsetpointer NFI3 after X starts?
—Shane Kennedy, email@example.com
You can find updated drivers for 3M (formerly Dynapro) touchscreens at www.cdp1802.org/mmmtouch.
—Robert Connoy, firstname.lastname@example.org
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