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Re: Ethernet Device.

On Fri, 2008-12-12 at 11:00 -0700, Reg Clemens wrote:
> My motherboard has a 100MHz Ethernet device built in, but my router and
> other machines are all 1GHz.  I bought an Intel PLWA839 1GHz Ethernet Card to 
> get the higher transfer rates between this machine and the rest.

You're talking about 100Mbps (AKA Fast-Ethernet or 100
Mega-bit-per-second) and 1Gbps (AKA Giga-Ethernet or

> On booting the system up on f9 the device shows as eth1.
> HOWEVER, when booting up fc6 (there are multiple OS on multiple partitions
> of the disk) it shows as:
> __tmp438149240 Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1B:21:2D:30:D8  
>           BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
>           RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
> Now thats an ugly name.
> Any way to get it to use eth1 here too?
> I assume that it is just that some info is missing in a table somewhere.

Please post the contents of /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts
$ ls -l /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts | grep ifcfg
... and the contents of ifcfg-*tmp*
$ cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-*tmp*

- Gilboa

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