Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 428330
s-c-n can't recreate eth0 after that interface is deleted
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:45:34 EST
Gateway MX7120 laptop with network devices:
* Marvell 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
* Broadcom BCM4138 [Airforce One 54g] wireless LAN Controller
While I was testing the wireless interface, I used s-c-n to remove the eth0
interface, since I recalled that I could remove it and later recreate it under
F7. On F8, however, I can't find any sequence of operations that lets me
recreate eth0 .
If I remove all of the interfaces and start s-c-n, the "Devices" tab shows no
devices at all, which is what I expected. However, the "Hardware" tab shows the
single piece of hardware:
Broadcom BCM4318 / Ethernet / eth0 / OK
I can't seem to do anything that will recreate my original (wired) eth0
interface. If I go under "Devices" and select "New" and "Ethernet", one of the
choices I'm given is the Broadcom interface. There's nothing I can see that
gives me a choice of that Marvell network controller to rebuild eth0. Shouldn't
I be able to do that?
Possibly more to follow depending on some more tests.
Additional info related to configuring the wireless interface:
I've installed the "b43" firmware to support the Broadcom chip, and added the line
alias wlan0 b43
to /etc/modprobe.conf. Once I've done that, then with s-c-n, I can add a new
"Wireless" device and I'm given the choice of "b43 (wlan0)", which is what I
expect, and that configuration works fine and the wireless interface comes up.
I then have a working wlan0 interface, but "ifconfig" also shows me an eth0
interface, although there's nothing I can do with it, and it has no
DHCP-assigned IP address. This seems to be just another instance of the
original problem -- I can't seem to find a way to recreate the Marvell
controller eth0 interface that I deleted through s-c-n.
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