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Re: Cross-install howto

#include <hallo.h>
Giuseppe Sacco wrote on Wed Jul 03, 2002 um 09:50:24AM:

> I am not sure, but I think that you may put an alias in /etc/modules in
> a form like this in order to avoid to think about the loading order.
> alias network-driver-module eth0
> ..
> alias network-driver-moduleN ethN

You mean

alias ethN network-driver-module

But this only tells kmod to probe the module when the device has been
requrested. It does NOT tell module to allocate the particular interface
name. Imagine, you configure eth1 first, then the (correct) module will
load but allocate the eth0 interface name if it was not used before.
This is one of the things that I wanna see fixed in linux-2.6.

An alternative is using ip to rename the interface files depending on
the MAC address, or the interface mapping trick used my ifupdown (see
docs). This should work, but requires more configuration that I would
not recommend at this point.

wenn sich aber manche howto und man und was weiß ich nicht für
installanleitungen und hilfen sich anschaut, fragt man sich
wirklichen ob das nicht ausserirdische gepinselt haben, oder nicht
                                  -- _[puffy]_ in #debian.de

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