Re: Linksys USB200M in Lenny with kernel 2.6.24.
Hello Joe Hickey,
At Sat, 28 Jun 2008 02:46:49 +0100 you wrote,
"Will 'ifconfig' do the trick?"
"ifconfig" will list all configured interfaces. An interface is
a software entity depending upon a device; a description
of an interface can tell me about the device it uses.
Conversely ifconfig can not report on an interface which
doesn't exist. An Ethernet device for which an interface
has not been configured, will not be mentioned by "ifconfig".
Prior to udev or so, devices didn't change while a system
was running and the owner would have a fairly certain
understanding of Ethernet devices present. Now udev
keeps a list of devices and avoids using an ethn used
previously whether or not it remains connected. So, for
example, a system can have eth0, eth1 and eth5 while
eth2, eth3 and eth4 have been removed.
"man udevinfo" hints that udevinfo might be able to list
all the Ethers recognized by udev. Unfortunately, there
are zero examples(!) and the man page is too sketchy
for me. I do not see how to get a list.
With any luck, someone out there has figured out how
to use udevinfo.
Thanks, ... Peter E.