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Re: Still baffled by choice of ethx



Timothy Murphy wrote:
I asked some time ago about the mapping of devices
to interfaces eth0, eth1, etc,
and received some lucid responses,
particularly from Luciano Rocha, who wrote:
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I'm puzzled by the device eth0 , etc,
chosen by different drivers.

If they are using different drivers (I have an onboard ethernet chip using the e1000 driver, and a plugin card using the tulip driver) then you can force the initial assignment in the /etc/modprobe.conf file:

alias eth1 e1000
alias eth0 tulip


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