ETH Interface names

limaunion limaunion at
Mon Oct 11 02:49:45 UTC 2004

Jan Kokoska wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-10-10 at 22:49 -0300, limaunion wrote:
>>nope, that doesn't work, the card isn't loaded, I'll file a bug in 
>>bugzilla as suggested by Matt.
> And does it say anything at the appropriate place in /var/log/messages?
> If "modprobe forcedeth" works for you on command line, there is no
> reason why it shouldn't work in /etc/modules. There might be some
> unresolved dependencies and if /etc/modprobe gets insmod'ed instead od
> modprobe'd you would need to enter the dependencies first.
> This is a wild guess though, I would assume it actually does use
> modprobe, but frankly I don't know. Your logs can tell. Doesn't look
> like a bug.
> Regards,
> Jan

I think you probably are right, this must be some stupid bug...

The forcedeth driver is loaded correctly when booting, it's just that 
the card isn't configured, I just type ifconfig eth1 up, and 
starts working.

You'll find a lot of information regarding this 'bug' (?) right here:

Let me know any other suggestion to try.


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