[driverloader] DriverLoaderNetDevName= lost on upgrade
relf at unn.ac.ru
Mon Aug 2 19:55:57 EDT 2004
Thank you for the explanation. But I asked about slightly different thing.
Suppose that driverloader devices are all set up and are assigned some interfaces.
The interfaces might have totally different names and even not contain any digit (e.g. `wlan' or `snet').
Once set, the interfaces names are stored in /etc/driverloader/config files in DriverLoaderNetDevName= parameters and well survive reboots etc.
But on driverloader version upgrade the interface names become lost, and reverted to default (either `ethX', or NetDevName as you described).
So I ask if it possible for the driverloader installation to preserve existing DriverLoaderNetDevName= parameters as it does with many others.
Linuxant Support (Jonathan) wrote:
> the '%d' in the NetDevName is replaced by a number. This number starts at 0
> and is increased if the wireless interface name generated is already in use.
> For example, if the NetDevName is set to 'wlan%d' and you have already a
> wireless interface named 'wlan0' which is not driven by DriverLoader, when
> you will insert the DriverLoader module in your kernel, both 'wlan1' and
> 'wlan2' will be created.
> Technical specialist / Linuxant
> support at linuxant.com
> Le 1 Août 2004 13:51, Max a écrit :
>>What if there are two wireless adapters with assigned interfaces, say,
>>wlan1 and wlan2 ?
>>Marc Boucher wrote:
>>>try saving the desired permanent DriverLoaderNetDevName parameter value
>>>in a new file called /etc/driverloader/static/netdevnameformat
>>> From the shell, you can do "echo 'NNN%d' >
>>>(replace NNN with the desired interface name prefix)
>>>The contents of /etc/driverloader/static/ should be preserved across
>>>On Jul 29, 2004, at 5:45 PM, Max wrote:
>>>>On each driverloader version upgrade DriverLoaderNetDevName= parameter
>>>>disappears from /etc/driverloader/config/ files.
>>>>Each time I'm forced to restore it manually. Is it possible for
>>>>driverloader installation to preserve current DriverLoaderNetDevName=
>>>>P.S. I'm using .deb distribution, and install it with dpkg -i
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