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Old 07-10-2005, 07:58 PM   #1
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ipw2200


Ive tried the ifname= thing but no matter what i try it sets it to etho whichis a bad thing any help?
 
Old 07-13-2005, 10:38 AM   #2
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so i guess im going to have to figure this out myself
 
Old 07-14-2005, 06:38 AM   #3
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Why is it a problem?

If you want something else to claim eth0 then make sure that the modules for that device run first. If your wireless card is claiming eth0 when you want your network card to be eth0 instead, then change the order in which the modules for both are loaded. If you don't know how, then you could try utilities like nameif but they are not installed with Slackware by default (at least I don't think so).

Why can't your card be something other than eth0?
 
Old 07-14-2005, 06:57 AM   #4
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well i already have an eth0 its my network card. Ill be using it and then try to fire up my internal card and my network card will die and my wireless card will take eth0 and wont work. also its supossed to be wlan0
 
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If you want it to be wlan0, you could try the alias route in your /etc/modprobe.conf file like ndiswrapper does. Add a line like this:

alias wlan0 ipw2200 (or whatever the actual ipw2200 module name is).
 
Old 07-14-2005, 08:05 AM   #6
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That's not the point, the point is that BY DEFAULT it is _wlan0_ and I didn't change anything and its being eth0 which is already taken and on top of that it doesn't work.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 08:25 AM   #7
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Try adding ipw2200 to /etc/hotplug/blacklist, then you can either load the driver manually at some point, or add it to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules to load later in the boot. If it loads last, it will not be eth0

Eric
 
Old 07-14-2005, 10:07 AM   #8
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i already load it manully. I have better things to do ill just ignore it for a while.
 
  


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