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Nick_13ro

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2 network cards randomly designated eth0 or eth1
« on: February 11, 2008, 07:07:17 am »
  In 5.9 I have to nics- one onboard gigabit using forcedeth and a 8139. At boot they seem to be designated at random as either eth0 or eth1 so I get 50-50 chances that they work based on the driver settings in modprobe.conf.  :-\

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Re: 2 network cards randomly designated eth0 or eth1
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2008, 07:09:35 am »
"There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite."
Jorge Luis Borges, Avatars of the Tortoise.

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Re: 2 network cards randomly designated eth0 or eth1
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2008, 07:24:40 am »
Just a question/thought: I too have two nics on my laptop. One wired, one wireless. Could this be the reason that once in a while I have to configure my wireless connection?
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Re: 2 network cards randomly designated eth0 or eth1
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2008, 07:43:39 am »
  That fixed it tks. Gentoo handles this with a rule based on the type of network card.