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SubjectRe: A return to PCI ordering problems...
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On Tuesday 20 November 2001 9:27 pm, David Woodhouse wrote:
> amon@vnl.com said:
> > In any case, here is the problem:
> > NIC on motherboard, Realtek
> > NIC on PCI card, Realtek
> > Monolithic (no-module) kernel
> > Motherboard must be set to eth0
>
> Why must the motherboard be set to eth0? Why not just configure it as it
> gets detected?

He has some software licensing thing which checks the MAC address of eth0.

Of course, what he could do is change the MAC address of eth0 to whatever the
licensing software wants... :-)

> If you really care about the names, there's an ioctl you can use to change
> them. You can call them 'fred' and 'sheila' if you so desire.

So you can you swap them, so eth1 becomes eth0? If so, that should solve his
problem...


James.
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