On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 12:52:40PM -0400, Dominique Orban wrote: [snip] > I have a Netgear WG511T PCMCIA wireless adapter. It has an Atheros > chipset and thus I use madwifi. I am having difficulties bringing the > interface up. I initially had the ethernet port eth0 defined as 'auto' > in /etc/network/interfaces. If the laptop is not connected when I > boot, I endlessly receive the message: > > r8169: eth0: Reset RTL8169s PHY > > which is annoying (the built-in ethernet controller is a RealTek > RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet). I thus edited /etc/network/interfaces and > commented out the 'auto eth0' (is there a bette way around this?). Now > I just bring eth0 up or down using ifup/ifdown---this is great. Take a look at ifplugd [snip] > and the wireless card doesn't show up in 'lspci'. Similarly, 'cardctl > status' says there is no card in the socket (there is!). 'cardctl > stop/insert' doesn't help. > > A couple questions: > > (a) What are these interfaces eth1 and sit0 with unknown addresses? > (b) Is the pcmcia and/or hotplug modules at fault? It sounds like hotplug is bringing up your wireless card as eth1 using different drivers.
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