[maybe OT] eth0 problem

Cubo Aula Info ilfigliodellaparolaavuoto at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 23:27:47 PDT 2007

Sorry, I do not know if this question goes here... anyway

It's two days I am recompiling linux kernel but I cannot understand why:

1) "dmesg | grep eth"  gives:
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xdc81a000, 00:0a:e4:57:5e:3a, IRQ 11
eth0:  Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'

so eth0 should be realtek (8139too modules) as it always has been

2) "ifconfig eth0" gives
eth0: error fetching interface information: Device not found

so the OS doesn't see the realtek as eth0 but....

3)  "ifconfig eth2" gives
eth2      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0A:E4:57:5E:3A
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:607 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:626 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:410249 (400.6 Kb)  TX bytes:217737 (212.6 Kb)
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0xa000

the OS sees eth0 like eth2. :-o ????

I have only one card and it always has been eth0. It is sufficient to
set ip address to eth2 to use it  as eth0 but why the hell is the
system behaving like that?

Luca Castagnini

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