[xubuntu-users] How to force network interface assignment

Joshua Gardner mellowcellofellow at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 01:44:00 UTC 2007

Not positive what the rule would be, but the place I'd try would be
/etc/udev/rules.d, which governs uDev, the device files system (/dev)

So, now that you've a tip, you can google that.


On 2/12/07, John Shane <jslists at mtwafrica.org> wrote:
> I just installed XU Edgy on my ThinkPad T23; a clean install
> instead of trying to upgrade the existing XU Dapper.  Gave me a
> chance to do several things I've wanted to do, like tweak partitions
> and so on, but I have to say that XU just keeps growing from strength
> to strength.  XU Edgy is great stuff.
> Anyway, as always, there are some issues to sort out and one of them
> is how to force XU to assign the wireless card to eth1 instead of
> sometimes assigning it to eth0.  So far I haven't found anything
> through googling, at least not that answers this specific issue.
> I've tried to edit /etc/network/interfaces but that doesn't govern
> which interface is assigned to which piece of hardware.  I've looked
> in the udev rules but if the answer is there I haven't found it. If
> possible I'd like eth1 to always be the wireless card and eth0 to
> always be the built in NIC.  Can anyone point me to an explanation of
> how to do this?  Many thanks.  John
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