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can't rebuild "eth0" interface for marvell pci-e fast ethernet controller



(i think this is sort of related to one of today's earlier posts by a
different poster.)

  i'm experimenting on one of my gateway laptops running f8 x86_64
and, as a test, i used system-config-network (s-c-n) to delete the two
interfaces eth0 and wlan0, under the assumption that i could use the
same utility to recreate them.  maybe not such a good assumption, as
it turns out.

  from lspci, i can see that i have both:

* Marvell Technology Group 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller, and
* Network Controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [Airforce One 54g]

ok, that's reasonable.

  now if i run s-c-n, the initial screen shows me no currently
configurable devices on my system -- exactly what i expected. but if i
go to the "Hardware" tab to see the currently available hardware, i
see only one entry:

  Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 / Ethernet / eth0 / ok

that strikes me as just wrong -- why don't i see the wired interface
as well, which is what should correspond to eth0?

  if i try to create a new "Ethernet" device, i'm shown a choice of
the broadcom device.  but if try to create a wireless device, i don't
see broadcom as an option.  that seems backwards.  and no matter what
i do, i can't seem to recreate my wired interface eth0.

  have i totally hosed my test system at this point?  is there no way
to recreate those interfaces as they were before?  thanks.

rday
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