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USB / Iopener Question

Jon <ghia at> writes:

> It currently has Redhat 7.2 with a home-brew 2.4.17 kernel and a linksys
> USB nic.  
> The kernel picks up the nic in the dmesg, but it doesn't assign the nic to
> eth0 or start the networking services.  If I try to restart the network
> services after it has booted ifconfig complains that there is no such
> thing as eth0.  
> Once the computer has fully booted, if I unplug the nic and plug it back
> in  again, the network comes up and everything works like a champ.  
> Anyone have a guess as to why this is happening? 

This is apparently a common problem with USB network devices. You should
be able to get it working by loading the appropriate kernel modules in
/etc/modules.conf. To figure out what modules you need, run "lsmod" both
before and after you unplug and replug the nic, and compare the output.

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