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Old 06-17-2006, 07:35 PM   #1
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2nd RTL8169 NIC getting funky dev name

I have two RTL8169 adapters and an Intel motherboard adapter in my PC. It assigns correctly as follows:
eth0: 1st pci adapter, RTL8169
eth1: Intel adapter

but it doesn't assign an eth2 to my 2nd pci RTL
instead, i see some funky dev name, like:
dev15326 or dev29982 (it changes every time)

those aren't detected in the gui for network config, but if i run
ifconfig using those names, i can get the adapter to start working properly -- but weirdly, I do see the second pci card listed in the network gui, as "eth2", but if I try creating an eth2 connection using that eth2 hardware device, it never works, i just get an error msg "that hardware device doesn't seem to exist" when i try starting it

anyone have any idea why my second pci adapter is getting such a weird device name, and why it doesn't just get called "eth2"???

i've tried a couple of things, like changing PNP OS setting in the BIOS, but that doesn't seem to help

thanks for any help?
Old 06-19-2006, 05:23 AM   #2
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1) Which distro are you using?
2) What modules are loaded in the kernel?
#cat /etc/modprobe.conf

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