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Re: Still baffled by choice of ethx



Duane Clark 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:
>> ----------------------------------
>>> 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

Sadly this is not enough.
I did in fact have the correct entries in modprobe.conf,
but this did not force the drivers to use the correct interfaces.





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