Who decides on eth0, eth1, etc?

Timothy Murphy gayleard at eircom.net
Sun Jul 19 13:03:41 UTC 2009

I just installed Fedora-11 on a machine,
and had some difficulty persuading it to call my WiFi device eth1.
I notice the whole /etc/modprobe.d/rules.d/ directory
seems to have disappeared
(as also have complaints about using /etc/modprobe.conf).

I added a line "alias eth1 orinoco_cs" to /etc/modprobe.d/dist.conf
but I'm not convinced it was actually read, or acted upon.

Has some new system replaced modprobe.d ?

At one stage the computer wanted to call the interface eth0_rename,
I don't know why.

Timothy Murphy  
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
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