convert a server to a desktop... what happened?

Patrick Doyle wpdster at
Wed Jun 23 15:47:47 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Preston Hagar <prestonh at> wrote:
> This is just a guess, but you might look and see if your nic was
> renamed to eth1 or eth2.  I can't remember exactly why this happens
> and there is a fix for it, but I know a while back I went through a
> fight with Ubuntu where it was renaming the same network card to ethN
> + 1 on almost every reboot.  It would screw up my
> /etc/network/interfaces settings because I would have a static IP set
> for say eth0, but then the card would be called eth1 on reboot and
> just use DHCP since it wasn't defined in interfaces.   Easiest way to
> check this is to just do an ifconfig from the command line and see
> what the name of the connected interface is.
> Preston
Thanks Preston,
It's still named eth0.  I'm suspecting NetworkManager, or perhaps
ZeroConf is trying to help me out.


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