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SubjectRe: 2.2 / 2.4 ethernet detection order
Hi,

one of the easiest ways of fixing this problem is probably using modules
and declaring eth0 and eth1 in conf.modules (or was it modules.conf ...
) ...

Markus

Florent Cueto wrote:
>
> I got the same problem.
> The consequence was that if my eth0 card (static ip) was "ifupped" before my
> eth1 card (dhcp), it became impossible to ifup my eth1 card (I could no more
> obtain an ip from the dhcp server).
>
> ----- Message d'origine -----
> De : James Lewis Nance <jlnance@intrex.net>
> À : <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
> Envoyé : mardi 5 septembre 2000 15:55
> Objet : 2.2 / 2.4 ethernet detection order
>
> > Hello All,
> > I have a box with 2 ethernet cards. One is a ne2k-pci and one is a
> > tulip. Under 2.2.X the ne card is eth0 and the tulip is eth1.
> Unfortunatly
> > if I boot a 2.4.X kernel, the tulip card is assigned eth0 and the ne card
> > eth1, which of course breaks all my networking setup scripts. I can get
> > the 2.4.X kernels to assign 2.2.X identities by using command line args
> > like (from memory):
> >
> > ethers=eth1
> >
> > but unfortunatly at least one of the cards does not work if I try this.
> > I "solved" the problem by using kernel modules and an /etc/modules.conf
> > file that looks like this:
> >
> > alias eth0 ne2k-pci
> > alias eth1 tulip
> >
> > but I would really rather not use a modular kernel. I have no idea what I
> > would do if I had two identical network cards in the computer. Is there
> > a better way to solve this problem?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Jim
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