pegasus USB ethernet driver loading but no ethX interface

pegasus USB ethernet driver loading but no ethX interface

Post by Paul Gra » Sun, 17 Oct 2004 01:30:26

 I was wondering if anyone else was having this problem. I've been
trying to switch from an old 2.4.23 kernel to a 2.6.8 one. My problem
is that in the 2.6.8 kernel I cant seem to get the usb ethernet dongle
working as I had it in 2.4.23. (Keep in mind this works perfectly in
2.4.23). What happens in 2.6.8 is that the module correctly (at least
with no errors) loads but it does not seem to ever produce an ethX
interface (should be eth1) as shown by ifconfig -a.

 Here is the kernel logs (same as dmesg) from 2.6.8:


 Oct 14 18:52:48 [kernel] drivers/usb/net/pegasus.c:
v0.5.12(2003/06/06):Pegasus/Pegasus II USB Ethernet driver

Note that no reference is made to eth1 in the kernel logs or dmesg.

On the other hand when I boot into 2.4.23 here is the kernel message I


 Oct 14 19:13:10 [kernel] pegasus.c: eth1: SpeedStream USB 10/100
 Oct 14 19:13:10 [kernel] pegasus.c: setup Pegasus II specific
 Oct 14 19:13:11 [kernel] pegasus.c: link partner stat 0

 Does anyone have any idea what is going on? BTW I've tried compiling
the pegasus driver as both a module and into the kernel.

Paul Gratz


1. network interface names ethX and renaming interfaces

Hello *,

in Linux 2.2.20 I have a problem renaming the network interface dummy0
to eth0 and then starting a regular ethernet driver --- I would like
it to come up as eth1 but it comes up as eth0, messing up the dummy0

Reading the source, it appears that in init_ethernev(), ethernet
drivers claim device names according to the array ethdev_index and
shoot down any device name eth0 claimed by a non-ethernet driver.

Therefore it appears to me that SIOCSIFNAME should either disallow
renaming to ethX or it should adjust ethdev_index.

Thanks in advance for any comment/advice,

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