Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140275
Phantom network devices created by system-config-network
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:55 EST
Description of problem:
Phantom network devices created when using system-config-network to
change network setup. Computer has a hardwired GigE port (eth0) and a
n internal wireless card which does not have a Fedora driver. I am
not using ndiswrapper.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time I use it.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Delete all network devices by selecting and pressing Delete
button. Have only one physical connection available (unplug or turn
2. Press New and create a new network device for eth0 by following the
prompts. Save file as prompted.
Six network devices appear in the display for system-config-network.
eth0 is a Broadcom NetXreme BCM5702X Gigabit Ethernet adaptor.
Also inside, but not configured is a Broadcom 43906 802.11a/b/g
multimode wireless adaptor.
in the "Devices" tab or in the "Hardware" tab??
This is in the Devices list, as I recall. Whatever is the at start
display in system-config-network.
I tried to submit a screenshot after submitting the defect report,
but Bugzilla would not accept it. When I'm back at my Fedora system,
I will try again.
Created attachment 107276 [details]
Screenshot for the defect
Created attachment 107278 [details]
Screenshot showing the Hardware tab.
Here is a screenshot showing the hardware tab for my system. Erik
To get a clean set manually, could you please do as root:
# rm -r /etc/sysconfig/networking
# rm /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-*
Executing these commands effectively cleaned out the display in
system-config-network. I will reboot and try to recover my network
configuration and see if it all comes back properly.
Completed the reboot. Shutdown and reboot yielded errors for missing
devices (not unexpectedly). The loopback device was restored silently
and my wireless card could be recovered, after the usual tinkering
with system-config-network, as eth0 this time. The GigE interface is
not found, although it might be if it were actually connected (not
near a port tonight).
The final test can come Monday, when I will need to reconfigure a
device. At that point I'll know if the phantoms come back.
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Appears to work in FC3. JEH