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Re: renamed eth0 to eth1, why?


I experienced a similar situation a while ago. In my case the problem
was that the driver changed the MAC address of the device (it was a
bug in r8169 driver), udev simply detected a "new" network card and,
to distinguish it from the old one, it automatically performed the
device name change.

I don't know if this is the case for you, but if so, to get back the
old MAC address I had to power-cycle the card (it required removing
the network cable from the card too).


On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 11:49 AM, Neal Becker <ndbecker2 gmail com> wrote:
> Mar  9 06:19:55 nbecker1 kernel: eth0: RTL8168b/8111b at 0xffffc2000034c000,
> 00:23:8b:53:f0:80, XID 38000000 IRQ 17
> Mar  9 06:19:55 nbecker1 kernel: udev: renamed network interface eth0 to
> eth1
> Uh, why?  This notebook only has one wired interface.
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