FR getting ethx name instead of usb0 when connected to PC

Benedikt Bär beniwtv at
Mon Feb 16 13:37:10 CET 2009

On Mon, 2009-02-16 at 06:18 +0100, Previdi Roberto wrote:
> Hello. I recently updated both my PC kernel and my FR software. I'm
> using kernel 2.6.27 on my pc, and the last FDOM distribution. When i
> connect the usb cable the connection get the name eth1 instead of the
> old usb0. This makes all the scripts and automatisms useless, and,
> more, is unpredictable, because sometimes i don't have my eth0 running
> or i have 2 network interfaces and the name would change. I made some
> researchs, coming to understand that it's matter of a strange "local
> assignment bit". 
> From the kernel configuration:
> 	tristate "CDC Ethernet support (smart devices such as cable modems)"
> 	depends on USB_USBNET
> 	[......]
> 	  This driver creates an interface named "ethX", where X depends on
> 	  what other networking devices you have in use.  However, if the
> 	  IEEE 802 "local assignment" bit is set in the address, a "usbX"
> 	  name is used instead.
> Well, anybody knows exactly what this bit is and where can i set it?
> Thank you to whoever can answer..

I'm interested in that too - getting eth2 now instead of usb0 which
breaks my NM setup.


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