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Old 03-20-2006, 08:55 PM   #1
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eth0 to ra0

I have yet another newbie question. Can anyone tell me how you would change your default network interface from eth0 to ra0 in a text terminal mode? (on Kubuntu)

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Old 03-21-2006, 04:01 PM   #2
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I assume this is for a RaLink RT2x00 wireless card. In /etc/modprobe.d/rt2500-base (and/or /etc/modutils/rt2500-base), comment out the line "options rt2500 ifname=eth%d" by adding a # in front of it. This line tells the kernel module to use eth0 as the name of the first wireless interface. Turning this off should cause it to revert to the default ra0 name.


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