[lfs-support] Ethernet Card Not Found

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Wed Nov 27 02:42:11 PST 2013


On Tue, 2013-11-26 at 19:24 +0000, akhiezer wrote:
> that particular machine; or what? It's an intriguing concept - *never* needing 
> to know the name of network device(s) on one's Linux computer, and for someone 
> like yourself who would appear to be an (>=)advanced user.

Like I said... "other than when I first set it up". It's something I
needed to know just once since I built this system a year or so ago, and
never needed to look at since.

I'm probably going to build a new system sometime in the next few
months, and when that happens, I'll have to spend two seconds looking up
what the devices are called, then forget it again for another year.


> Also do spare us the disingenuous "what's the problem" nonsense. There is a 
> well-known context and wider picture to all this stuff.

It's not disingenuous - it's a genuine question, as to why it's the end
of the world if the network device is called something other than
"eth0". I get that people might not like the new convention, but I
seriously don't understand why people seem to get so angry about it, to
the point where they're talking about things in terms like
"abomination", and "ruining Linux".

Simon.




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