How do I name my network interface?

Roland Smith rsmith at
Sun Oct 23 13:29:17 PDT 2005

On Sun, Oct 23, 2005 at 10:00:55PM +0200, Andreas Davour wrote:
> Having done that I conclude it is a Realtek 8201BL chip. Wouldn't there 
> be another rl interface, then?

The re nor the rl driver seem to support the 8201BL.

> >What does 'pciconf -lv' say?
> Quite a lot. The parts that looks relevant is this:
> rl0 at pci0:11:0:  class=0x020000 card=0x813910ec chip=0x813910ec rev=0x10 
> hdr=0x00
>     vendor   = 'Realtek Semiconductor'
>     device   = 'RT8139 (A/B/C/810x/813x/C+) Fast Ethernet Adapter'
>     class    = network
>     subclass = ethernet
> and
> none2 at pci0:18:0:        class=0x020000 card=0x80ed1043 chip=0x30651106 
> rev=0x78 hdr=0x00
>     vendor   = 'VIA Technologies Inc'
>     device   = 'VT6102 Rhine II PCI Fast Ethernet Controller'
>     class    = network
>     subclass = ethernet
> But none2 doesn't sound much like the name of a network device. I guess 
> it does confirm that there exists such a thing. It says nothing about 
> Realtek, like the docs, though.

The "none" only means it's not bound to a driver. You might try the
vr(4) driver, although the 6102 is not mentioned in vr(4).

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