[xubuntu-users] Interface name too long for network monitor

Elizabeth Krumbach lyz at ubuntu.com
Sat Feb 25 18:22:54 UTC 2012

On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 3:51 AM, Andreas S├Ąger <villeroy at t-online.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> This is about XUbuntu 10.4 on IBM ThinkPad T42.
> My WLAN interface is named "eth0_renamed" which is too long to be entered
> into the network monitor properties. I tried to enter the string directly
> into the config file ~/.config/xfce4/panel/netload-12513804320.rc without
> success. I was unable to find the /etc config where this absurd naming takes
> place.

Strictly speaking the device naming is handled by udev, so you can
edit /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules to change the device
names in 10.04.

I don't have a whole lot of WLAN experience since mine "just works" so
others may have suggestions as to why you ended up with a _renamed
interface and a better way to fix it.

Elizabeth Krumbach // Lyz // pleia2

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