Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125196
network card detection order backwards from FC1
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:45:55 EDT
Description of problem:
I have a classroom full of Dell Dimension 4600 computers. They have
the onboard Intel 100Mb nic (e100 driver) and a 3COM 3c95x in a PCI slot.
In RHL9, RHEL3, FC1 (and SUSE LINUX 9.0 and 9.1):
eth0 -> 3c59x
eth1 -> e100
In FC2, it is the oposite:
eth0 -> e100
eth1 -> 3c59x
This causes us lots of hassles as we run Linux classes in here on a
variety of Linux distributions, and having to specially handle FC2 is
a big pain.
When installing FC2, switch to ALT-F2 you see:
modules to insert mii e100 3c59x libata ata_piix
loaded mii from /modules/modules.cgz
loaded e100 from /modules/modules.cgz
loaded 3c59x from /modules/modules.cgz
loaded libata from /modules/modules.cgz
loaded ata_piix from /modules/modules.cgz
This is probably due to ACPI vs not if I had to make a wild guess...
most likely yes. "native" probe order and acpi bios probe order my be
different... not a lot we can do really other than not using acpi to
probe which sounds like a step backwards
This would be a good thing to mention in the RHEL4 release notes, when
that time comes...