Bug#419780: ethernet network interface device in wrong plce
Just to shed a little more light on this problem. I just did some more
work on the laptop in question. I ignored the ethernet detection card
problem and proceeded to configure the wireless card (Intel ipw3945 card).
This seems to correspond to eth0, which is not conventional. I haven't
tried to get the ethernet card to work, but my guess is that it
corresponds to eth1. Not sure if this information is significant or not.