Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 104361
kudzu removes existing ethernet card configurations on 2.6 kernel
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:38:42 EDT
I know this is Cambridge++
I'm running rawhide on my laptop. eth0 is:
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815
(MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
eth1 is a cardbus wireless adapter (orinoco_cs driver)
When I run rawhide with the 2.6-test5 kernel, kudzu at bootup states that my
NatSemi MacPhyter network card has been removed from the system and offers to
remove the configuration. When I agree, it removes
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 (not ifcfg-eth0, which actually is the
When I boot up a second time, kudzu again states that my NatSemi MacPhyter
network card has been removed and offers to remove its config. When I agree, it
then removes /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
Two problems here. The first is that it's detecting the card as being removed
when its very obviously still there (it's integrated), though that I might
expect since device enumeration often changes between kernels and such. The
second is that when it removes the config for that card, it removes the wrong
What's the output of kudzu -p -c network under both 2.4 and 2.6?
Also, do both drivers support ethtool?
On 2.4, it's:
[kaboom@skuld kaboom]$ sudo kudzu -p -c network
desc: "Linksys Instant Wireless Network PC Card WPC11 v3"
desc: "National Semi|DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller"
ethtool works with the wired (natsemi -- eth0) interface. It doesn't seem to do
much with the wireless (orinoco_cs -- eth1) interface, but I don't know that it
Please try the kudzu-184.108.40.206-1 packages at:
These may resolve some of your issues.
I no longer have that laptop, so if it's something specific to that
specific integrated NIC I can't test it any more.
My current laptop has:
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5702
Gigabit Ethernet (rev 02)
for the built-in ethernet, and still using the linksys (orinoco_cs)
wireless since the built-in wireless doesn't work with linux
This should be fixed in current kudzu; the network detection stuff has undergone
quite a few fixes.