|Summary:||device name missing number for network card|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Public Beta||Reporter:||Tammy Fox <tammy.c.fox>|
|Component:||hwbrowser||Assignee:||Brent Fox <bfox>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-01-22 21:56:55 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Tammy Fox 2003-01-22 06:35:33 UTC
On the Network devices page, the device name for my ethernet card says /dev/eth instead of /dev/eth0.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-01-22 21:24:22 UTC
Actually, this is the data that kudzu provides. Try this from a python interpreter: d = kudzu.probe(kudzu.BUS_UNSPEC, kudzu.CLASS_UNSPEC, kudzu.PROBE_SAFE) print d The network section will look something like this: , Desc: Lite-On|LNE100TX Driver: tulip Device: eth Shouldn't kudzu should return 'eth0', 'eth1', etc the same way that it returns 'fd0', or 'hdb'? Changing component to kudzu.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-22 21:26:36 UTC
No, the 'device' field is just an indication of the device prefix; 'eth' for ethernet, 'tr' for token-ring.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-01-22 21:56:55 UTC
But doesn't something like 'hdc' tell you more than the device prefix? It's telling you not just that the device is a hard drive, but that it is the third hard drive on the IDE bus. Although I guess that 'eth0' isn't really the hardware device name the way that 'hdc' is. Rather, it's just the interface name that the OS has assigned to that hardware device. I don't think that there's much I can do about this in any kind of clean way. I could take the data that kudzu provides and then try to find a match on the driver in /etc/modules.conf, but what if I have two cards that use the same driver? /etc/modules.conf can't tell me then which card is eth0 and which is eth1. I'm reluctantly closing as 'wontfix'. This bothers me, but I don't see what I can really do about it. If you have a better idea, please reopen this report.