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Old 05-14-2007, 08:58 AM   #1
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eth0 assigned to loopback. No lo interface.

Hi, on my slackware system using kernel 2.6.19...

#ifconfig (abbrev)
eth0 LOOPBACK UP... etc. That is the localhost has been assigned to eth0? and the loopback interface lo is not present.

During boot, module r8169 is being assigned to eth1, whereas it should be eth0 (alias in the /etc/modprobe.d/net file). Later in the boot process I see "module eth0 cannot be found".

eth1, alias 8139too is blacklisted and then loaded in the local setup at the end of the boot process to avoid conflict with r8169 or eth0.

r8169 is loaded as eth1, when in fact it should be eth0.
lo is not present.
eth1 is not present under #ifconfig, and will not load.
eth0 appears as the loopback device/localhost?

The kernel doesn't do this and assigns all the interfaces correctly.
Old 05-14-2007, 09:07 AM   #2
Registered: Aug 2004
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Distribution: Slackware 12.1
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Installing the udev package from linux packages messed up udev rules. However, reinstallation of the official slackware package didn't fix the problem.
I guess deleting everything udev to eliminate any strange configurations will be necessary before reinstalling the udev package.

Are there any other steps that need doing in order to restore things to normal?


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