Unnecessary rant - Was: Re: USB networking in Ubuntu

Aaron Sowry aaron at aeneby.com
Wed Aug 6 12:12:46 CEST 2008

arne anka wrote:
>> The problem I now have is that I am unable to get usb0 recognized as an
>> interface by ifconfig.
>> The command:
>> ifconfig usb0
>> results in
>> SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
>> usb0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
> there was a bug in one of the last u-boots, that broke about 50% of usb  
> connections 
I know Ubuntu handles interfaces in a weird way and references them by 
MAC address. If Arne's suggestion doesn't help, run 'sudo ifconfig -a' 
at the terminal and post the output, along with the contents of 
/etc/iftab - you might find that the interface is not even called usb0.


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