I have this wired problem with a imb thinkpad r52. The wierd and wireless network card dosent seem to deside witch is eth0 and eth1. When i reboot my wired card can eth0 and next time I reboot the wireless are. Why does this happend? Is it possible to force the wired card to be eth0.
There is no differese when the TP-cabel is plugged in...
Thanks in advandce, Alexander
This is udev loading the modules for your network cards in a different order on each boot.
Manually load the modules in the correct order using the MODULES array in your /etc/rc.conf file.
Or see this for an alternative method using udev.rules
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ude … _Each_Boot
thanks, hope this fixes it.
I never liked the wireless cards being named ethX. Fortunately I haven't run into that problem, as the Madwifi driver names it's if's athX.
So yeah, like the udev rules idea. Too bad my linksys doesn't run udev
I have this problem too. I just put two network settings in the rc.conf, but of course that's not very reliable.
Also, am I right or wrong in thinking that with the Thinkpads (I have a T40, fairly old) you can't have wireless and wired up at the same time? I'm sure I had it working on my desktop. Or at least I was able to have two network devices (eth0, ath0) which I could switch between easily.
I'll check out those links above, cheers.
Sorted me right out, cheers