Reuse eth0 in LMDE

Users LMDE you may encounter a very curious situation in the configuration of the network card.

Normally the default network interface in Debian, Ubuntu and others, is eth0, but when installing LMDE this number runs and becomes eth1. In my case, I have 2 network cards, eth0 y eth1, they become eth1 y eth2 respectively.

I started searching and the solution I found for this is to remove the package  dnet-common if installed.

$ sudo aptitude purge dnet-common

We reboot and everything should work again.


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  1.   Carlos-Xfce said

    Hi Elav. I did, reinstalled, but it kept showing "Auto eth1". No way, it doesn't affect me because I only have a network card.

    1.    elav <° Linux said

      Mmm so weird. It worked for me .. Anyway ..

  2.   quique said

    Hello elav,

    It is a privilege to enjoy the knowledge that you seek to expand and share. Very good work.
    I checked if the dnet-common package was installed by default in LMDE -it has recently happened to replace Ubuntu Lucid on my computer- and, it was not, instead, the wired network interface also appears as eth1 in my manager (Network Manager 0.8.4).

    Kind regards.