[Debian-eeepc-devel] madwifi: unwanted device renaming by udev

Paul Menzel paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Sep 21 16:46:31 UTC 2008

Dear Glenn,

Am Samstag, den 13.09.2008, 22:56 +0800 schrieb Glenn Saberton:

> This is set in 70-persistant-net.rules in /etc/udev (or possibly
> z25-persistant-net.rules depending on udev version. If you look in that
> file you'll see your card identified by mac address. You can generally
> just delete the file and reload the module and it will get rebuilt, or
> you can edit the file.

You were dead right. I had access to the machine today.

$ cat /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules 


# PCI device 0x168c:0x001c (ath5k_pci)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="ob:fu:sc:at:ed:00", ATTR{type}=="1", NAME="wlan0"

That is what I get for trying out athk5 and not knowing what I was

So finally the problem is resolved. Thanks a lot for your help and
patience to everyone.



PS: Somehow the user was not in the netdev group so starting nm-applet
(GNOME Network Manager) did not work. Adding the user to the group
solved this too.
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