Feisty Meta physics

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Thu Nov 1 02:49:41 UTC 2007

Mario Vukelic wrote:

> On Wed, 2007-10-31 at 18:12 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> LOL.  I would _hope_ wlan interfaces are always wireless, but you're
>> right - there's nothing to force it.
> Interfaces _called_ wlanN probably always refer to the wireless network
> card, but not all wireless network cards are called wlanN.

but iirc, that's just a function of aliasing in /etc/modprobe.d/ - so they
can really be called anything.  It would just get really confusing if you
called a wired NIC "wlan0" :-)

> For example, I use an Intel 3945, and ifconfig as well as iwconfig
> always called it eth0 (but since I did a fresh install of Gutsy after
> release, it's called etho_rename).

Is eth0_rename actually a working device?  I got one of those, too (when I
installed Feisty), and it was completely broken.  I just removed everything
from /etc/iftab, and they went back to predictable values.

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