FC2 upgrade confuses dual NIC detection (?kernel problem?)

shrek-m at gmx.de shrek-m at gmx.de
Sun May 23 20:51:35 UTC 2004

Richard Conway wrote:

>I have upgraded from FC1 to FC2.
>I have two ethernet cards which under FC1 are reported as:
>device: eth0
>driver: tulip
>desc: "DEC|DECchip 21041 [Tulip Pass 3]"
>device: eth1
>driver: tulip
>desc: "Accton|EN-1216 Ethernet Adapter"
>After the upgrade both cards were marked as eth0, (or in one case after
>re-running kudzu eth2 also appeared). In this state they are totally
>The only way I can get my NICs to be detected correctly is to reboot
>into my trusty 2.4 series kernel, (which had fortunately survived the
>I diagnose this as being a problem with the FC2 kernel (2.6.5-1.358). Is
>anyone aware of such a problem, or is there some extra configuration
>required to make this happen with the 2.6 series kernel?
>Any advice would be much appreciated.

i had the same problem wit 3 nics,
my solution was:

remove (save!)  /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth*

remove in  /etc/sysconfig/hwconf  your nic

class: NETWORK
bus: PCI
detached: 0
device: eth0
driver: via-rhine
desc: "VIA Technologies|VT6102 [Rhine-II]"
network.hwaddr: 00:50:BA:xx:xx:xx
vendorId: 1106
deviceId: 3065
subVendorId: 1186
subDeviceId: 1400
pciType: 1
pcibus:  1
pcidev:  1
pcifn:  0

and let kudzu do his job again
# kudzu

for the correct settings eth0, eth1


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