udevd having problems renaming interface to eth0?

Matthew T. Brewer mbrewer at andrew.cmu.edu
Mon May 15 15:34:17 EDT 2006


>From what I've heard, Debian has just incorporated a new set of udev 
scripts which remember some identifying information (I believe the mac 
address) for every card you insert. Whatever it names that card that time 
it refuses to name anything else that name, reserving it only for that 
card. A friend of mine ended up at eth10 this way, with no other ethernet
devices, because he used alot of different cards.

I don't know whether that's related, but it seems likely.

On Mon, 15 May 2006, Chris Rankin wrote:

> --- seberino at spawar.navy.mil wrote:
>> When I upgraded from Debian Sarge to Debian Etch hostap stopped working. I noticed an error
>> message during boot up about not being able to rename the wifi interface to eth0 anymore.
>
> Has the loopback interface been brought up before wifi? (I think it needs to be.) I'm assuming
> that you don't already have an existing eth0 interface, either.
>
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