Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 802580
Device p21p1 does not show up in system-config-network
Last modified: 2013-02-13 09:28:57 EST
Description of problem:
When I try to configure my network with system-config-network I get an empty list of devices even though I have an ethernet card that the system has named p21p1.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Log in at console
2.ip link ls - shows you that yes indeed, there is a p21p1
4.Select 'Device configuration'
I get a dialog box titled 'Select A Device' that is completely empty except for a 'Save' and 'Cancel' button.
A dialog box titled 'Select A Device' that lists p21p1 as a device that can be configured.
The livecd installer crashes for a reason similar to this if I give '--vnc' and '--vncconnect=some_ip_address' as options. I get a weird DBus key error about not being able to find 'p21p1' in a dictionary.
It is my strong suspicion that this is because some piece of the system somewhere is expecting interfaces to always be named 'eth#', 'p#p#', or 'p#p#.#' but never 'p##.p#'.
I discovered that there is a file named:
and it contains all the details that NetworkManager is using to set up my network connection. If I rename this file to:
then system-config-network-tui starts working. Also, the liveinst program from the livecd installer starts working.
So something that's responsible for initially populating the network-scripts directory with all the ifcfg-* files is making a dumb mistake.
This file does not get created until you change something about the connection to 'non-default' using the graphical network configuration thing from the gnome control panel.
But once it is created, you can rename it to reflect the device name and things work fine afterward.
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