Bug 123406 - S-C-N show two eth0 with two devices
Summary: S-C-N show two eth0 with two devices
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2004-05-18 08:20 UTC by Grigory Bakunov
Modified: 2009-07-14 16:57 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:57:39 UTC
Type: ---

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gratuitous screenshot showing mislabeled devices (44.10 KB, image/jpeg)
2008-03-20 16:13 UTC, pradeep
no flags Details

Description Grigory Bakunov 2004-05-18 08:20:40 UTC
My notebook with internal ethernet rtk8139 and intel wireless 2100. 
kudzu show me both but set ETH0 to it in /etc/sysconfig/hwconfig.
In my /etc/modules.conf i see:
alias eth1 8139too
alias eth0 ipw2100.
With first start of system-config-network on Hardware tab i see 3 
- RTL8139/8139C/8139C+				Wireless	eth0
- PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3b MINI		Wireless	eth0
- RTL8139, SMC EZ Card Fast Ethernet	Ethernet	eth1
So as you can see two different defices named as 'RTL8139' but one on 
ETH0 and second on ETH1.

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2004-05-18 08:56:37 UTC
At system-config-network start, there is only the 8139too module
loaded, so that eth0 is actually RTL8139??
Did you bind to the HWADRESS / MAC Adress?

Comment 2 Grigory Bakunov 2004-05-18 10:29:28 UTC
Yes at start of s-c-n only rtl8139 was loaded. But it's loaded at 
eth1 not eth0.
No i didn't set HWADRESS.
So system-config-network works in this configuration if ONLY both of 
modules already loaded.
It's right behaviour?

Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2004-05-18 15:18:46 UTC
no, s-c-network scans the system for devices, looks in
/etc/modules.conf, gets the driver id from the devices and displays
the information in the HW tab.
In the HW tab you also see the status, which is either: 
* "configured" - in /etc/modules.conf but not loaded
* "system" - module loaded but not in /etc/modules.conf
* "ok" - module loaded and in /etc/module.conf

what is displayed in your case? binding to the HW address helps/forces
the ordering of the interfaces.

Comment 4 Grigory Bakunov 2004-05-19 06:23:34 UTC
in case if both 8139too and ipw2100 are NOT loaded, and
/etc/modules.conf contains 
alias eth1 8139too
alias eth0 ipw2100
S-C-N shows the following:
RTL-8139/8139/8139C+	Wireless	eth0	ok
PRO/Wireless LAN 2100	Wireless	eth0	ok
RTL8139, SMC EZ Card	Ethernet	eth1	configured

in case if both drivers are loaded and modules.conf contains the same
aliases as previous then SCN shows
RTL-8139/8139/8139C+	Ethernet	eth1	ok
PRO/Wireless LAN 2100	Wireless	eth0	ok
And it's correct

in case if both 8139too and ipw2100 are loaded or NOT loaded, but
/etc/modules.conf contains 
alias eth0 8139too
alias eth1 ipw2100
S-C-N shows the following:
RTL-8139/8139/8139C+	Wireless	eth0	ok
PRO/Wireless LAN 2100	Ethernet	eth0	ok
PRO/Wireless LAN 2100	Wireless	eth1	configured

Comment 5 pradeep 2008-03-20 16:13:42 UTC
Created attachment 298711 [details]
gratuitous screenshot showing mislabeled devices

unnecessary screenshot, with mismatched device name (ethx) and description
(Intel Gigabit card)

Comment 6 pradeep 2008-03-20 16:18:24 UTC
oops ! That mail went out by itself ! I thought I'd get a chance to add a
comment somewhere.

I have 3 devices, eth0 is r8169, eth1 is 8139too and eth2 is e1000 - as per
/etc/modprobe.conf and /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

system-config-network mixes them up in the screenshot attached in comment#5,
though while saving them to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethx it gets it
right and has the correct DEVICE= and HWADDR= entries in the correctly named
file (e.g. ifcfg-eth1)

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 01:56:29 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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