FC5 Network nightmare

Matthew Saltzman mjs at ces.clemson.edu
Fri Apr 21 18:29:49 UTC 2006

On Fri, 21 Apr 2006, Antonio Montagnani wrote:
>> I wouldn't try to repair the damage at this point.  I'd do this:
>> (1) Install the initscripts update.  This will fix the random swapping of
>> NIC device names.  None of the other suggestions work reliably.
>> (2) In system-config-network, delete all hardware devices and associated
>> interfaces.  If you DHCP, clean out /var/lib/dhclient.
>> (3) Reboot.  This will allow initscripts to detect the NICs the way it
>> wants.
>> (4) Recreate the interfaces in system-config-network (if necessary).

> Tnx Matthew
> I have followed your procedure.
> and everything is o.k.
> ...I am not sure but iniscript had to be updated in FC4, same problem
> when multiple cards...

Are you saying that you had the same problem with FC4?  I never saw that. 
If anyone can confirm, I'll add a note to the bugzilla entry.

 		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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