[kde-linux] Display of network activity quit working.

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 27 04:31:10 UTC 2013

On 06/26/2013 01:52 AM, Duncan wrote:
> James Tyrer posted on Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:22:44 -0700 as excerpted:
>> I am just finishing up with updating to 4.10.3 if that matters.
>> Somewhere before that, the display of my network activity quit working.
>>    I think that it might have been exactly when my Ethernet ports were
>> assigned new and strange names.  I now have two named:
>> 	enp5s12 enp0s18
> Umm... you can thank systemd's udev for that.  (Whether Lennart actually
> had anything to do with it or not I'm not sure, but it does feel like the
> sort of stuff he tends to do.)
> They apparently "decided" that the traditional/default-kernel style eth*
> and wlan* interface names weren't confusing enough, and that names that
> looked like some sort of ascii-armored encryption were far more useful.
> The official explanation is that the new names are more stable or at
> least predictable, which they arguably could be for people who have
> several such interfaces and keep swapping them out.  What they apparently
> forgot is the vast numbers of people who only have a single ethernet
> interface and/or a single wlan interface, who are unlikely to ever change
> it unless it breaks and they replace it, in which case the names stayed
> the same before (eth0, wlan0), but are now likely to change.
> http://www.google.com/search?q=systemd+network+interface+names
> As several of those first-page google hits should point out, the names
> above stand for en=ethernet, p#=pci-bus-number, s#=slot-number.
> And at least it's relatively easy to either disable the new naming and go
> back to the old naming, or assign your own stable names as desired:
> Something like this as /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules should
> assign your chosen name (as one line):

I didn't notice this, and this may be the problem.  I don't have a file: 
"70-persistent-net.rules".  I forget what was supposed to write it.  I 
thought that it was written on boot if it didn't exist.

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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