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Re: [vox-tech] FireWire and Ethernet Confusion on Debian
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Re: [vox-tech] FireWire and Ethernet Confusion on Debian

On Wed, Aug 31, 2005 at 03:27:43PM -0700, Jonathan Stickel wrote:
> On my gentoo box I have a file "/etc/hotplug/blacklist".  Kernel modules 
> in there are not loaded when hotplug runs.  If I had your problem, I 
> would put "eth1394" in that file.
> HTH,
> Jonathan
Thanks, Jonathan. That appears to have done the trick. 

> Marc Elliot Hall wrote:
> >My little mini-ITX Via-based Debian box is giving me spasms today. It
> >seems that, on bootup, *sometimes* it finds an IEEE-1394 (AKA FireWire)
> >port before the RJ45 (AKA Ethernet) connector. Networking is provided by
> >Via Rhine II (in case there's a driver issue I don't know about). 
> >
> >I'll spare you the gory details about dmesg | grep eth and so forth ;-)
> >
> >This would be no big deal, except Debian wants to call the FireWire 
> >port ETH0 and assign it an IP address. Okay, I can work around that 
> >by assigning the Ethernet jack ETH1 and giving it a different address 
> >using ifdown, ifup, ifconfig, etc. This is a pain, particularly if I 
> >do an unattended reboot and can't SSH in. 
> >
> >To make matters more confused, at other boot times, Debian ignores the 
> >FireWire port and gives the network jack ETH0 and an IP. 
> >
> >Now, I'm not particularly well-versed in Debian's boot process; but I
> >*thought* that having an entry like this:
> >
> >auto eth0
> >iface eth0 inet static
> >        address
> >        netmask
> >        network
> >        broadcast
> >        gateway
> >        dns-nameservers
> >        dns-search hallmarc.net
> >        name Ethernet LAN card
> >
> >in /etc/network/interfaces should make the appropriate startup scripts
> >find the network jack and assign it correctly. Obviously, I'm missing
> >something. 
> >
> >What else, and where, should I have configured to make Debian stop
> >trying to run Ethernet-over-FireWire?
> >
> >
> >This guy: 
> >http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/354537
> >had the same issue as I've got, and ended up with the same short-term
> >fix I discovered, but nothing permanent.
> >

Marc Elliot Hall
621 River Moss Drive
St. Peters, MO 63376
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