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Frustration setting cards to eth(n) names.. major system slowdown, odd activity
I'm experiencing major slowdowns (the system crawls at points, opening a console, rebooting, opening a text file...) but at other points seems to run at normal speed. The activity light on the PCI card seems to blink at odd times (like when I open a console).
If anyone can diagnose where in the bloody world I've gone wrong, I'd appreciate it.
As a note, I've tried ifrename on another machine, and that didn't work so well, and I don't have 70-persistent on this machine either. There HAS to be a way to do this though.
My /etc/sysconfig/hwconf looks a bit like this:
class:NETWORK bus:PCI device:eth2 driver:forcedeth desc:"nVidia Corporation (device name details)" network.hwaddr: 00:XX:48:XX:XX:04 //other details - class:NETWORK bus:PCI device:eth1 driver:forcedeth desc:"nVidia Corporation (device name details)" network.hwaddr: 00:XX:48:XX:XX:05 //other details - class:NETWORK bus:PCI device:eth0 driver:e1000 desc:"Intel Corp ... Gigabit (device name details)" network.hwaddr: 00:XX:0c:XX:XX:bc
So the onboard card has two ports (one for eth, one for phone line) and the PCI.
Then I go to the Networking gui under System > Adminstration.
Under the 'Hardware' tab I have:
Description Type Device Status Intel Corp(decript) Ethernet eth0 ok nVidia (descript) Ethernet eth1 ok nVidia (descript) Ethernet eth2 ok
Profile Status Device Nickname Type Check Inactive eth1 eth1 Ethernet Check Active eth0 eth0 Ethernet Check Inactive eth2 eth2 Ethernet
Eth1: DHCP, do not start when computer starts up, Bound to MAC address 00:XX:48:XX:XX:05 (the one listed in hwconf for eth1), but when I click "Probe" it gives me error 19, no device.
Eth0: Static IP, auto start device, bound to MAC address 00:XX:0c:XX:XX:bc, clicking probe shows no changes (presumably means the MAC is correct).
Eth2: Static IP, auto start device, bound to MAC 00:XX:48:XX:XX:04, probe okay.
Everything is running VERY slowly right now. Opening a console takes several seconds, and the activity light on the PCI card flashes several times (?). Restarting takes forever, cups takes forever to start up.. the card IS successfully loaded as eth0 though.
Given the probe on eth1 said something was wrong, I tried unbinding it from that MAC and restarting. Same trouble. Tried making a copy of it that was inactive, not profiled, and then deleting eth1. Same problems.
I don't know what in the world I'm doing wrong or what else to try. It's ridiculous that this should be this much of a pain. I'm no Microsoft fan, but I have to say this would be a matter of a few clicks in Windows...
Have you tried to place the MAC addresses into the ifcfg-ethX config files? For example what every device you want to be eth0 edit ifcfg-eth0 and add HWADDR=<MAC>.
The adventure of a life time.
Linux User #296285