eth0 not detected

randhir phagura rsphagura at
Thu May 4 08:03:33 PDT 2006


DJ Lucas wrote on Wed, 03 May 2006 23:11:21:

>randhir phagura wrote:
>># ip addr show
>>1. Intel: <BPOADCST, MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop qlen 1000
>>   link/ether 00:02:a5:a4:3f:bf brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
>>Does this indicate something to you?
>Well, yeah.  Unless I'm reading that incorrectly, it appears that the 
>device normaly refered to as 'eth0' is now 'Intel'.  Does this ring any 
>bells as to how it was changed?
>Though I haven't bothered with persistent naming rules, I'd guess this will 
>/etc/rc.d/init.d/network stop #This will probably error on you
>mv /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.eth0 \
>     /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.Intel
>/etc/rc.d/init.d/network start

Yesss. It worked !! I was really at a loss. Thanks so much for your very 
efficient diagnosis. It looked a complicated and buggy case.

I really have no idea when and how 'eth0' got changed to 'intel' (it is 
actually intel and NOT Intel as I had written).

Can this be changed back to 'eth0'? 'intel' does look out of place and not a 
standard terminology.

Well, thanks a lot once again.


Randhir Phagura

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