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Re: Stretch--no network interfaces




On Sun 18 Jun 2017 at 12:25:11 -0600, pplaw wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 18, 2017 at 08:54:34PM +0300, Teemu Likonen wrote:
> > pplaw@xxxxxxxxxx [2017-06-18 11:43:24-06] wrote:
> 
> __deletia__
> 
> > > 2: wlp1s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN group default qlen 1000
> > >     link/ether 4c:bb:58:20:0b:cd brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
> > > 3: enx687f74158a8a: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN group default qlen 1000
> > >     link/ether 68:7f:74:15:8a:8a brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
> > >
> > >
> > > How do get at least #3 back as a useable interface, something like eth0.
> > 
> > enx687f74158a8a is your network interface. It has a stable name that
> > will never change. Just configure your system to use that interface.
> > More info:
> > 
> > https://www.debian.org/releases/stretch/amd64/release-notes/ch-whats-new.en.html#new-interface-names
> > 
> > https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/PredictableNetworkInterfaceNames/
> > 
> > -- 
> > /// Teemu Likonen   - .-..   <https://keybase.io/tlikonen> //
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> 
> Thanks for the info, which explains the situation, certainly the naming 
> convention.

The naming convention enlightens you but it is not the problem.

> The network I'm on at the moment hands out DHCP addresses.  But, sometimes,
> I'll hard-code the IP address for the computer (with ifconfig:  ifconfig 
> (eth0--but in this case) enx687f74158a8a 10.x.x.x netmask 255.255.255.0;
> route add default gw 10.x.x.x).  Since this is a new install of Stretch,
> I haven't been able to download the ifconfig package; and if I type ifup
> enx687f74158a8a (or for my wireless card, wlp1s0), I get:  "unknown in-
> terface.

But you did not do this when you installed Stretch, did you?

ifconfig is in the net-tools package. d-i does not provide the package.

> So, I'm in between a rock and a hard place (I can't configure the interface,
> and I can't connect to a network to download the package that will let me
> configure the interface).  In case it would be of value, here's my lspci:

The interface is capable of being configured. You do not need ifconfig.

> 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series SoC Transaction Register (rev 0e)
> 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display (rev 0e)
> 00:13.0 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series SATA IDE Controller (rev 0e)
> 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx, Celeron N2000 Series USB xHCI (rev 0e)
> 00:1a.0 Encryption controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Trusted Execution Engine (rev 0e)
> 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller (rev 0e)
> 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 0e)
> 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Power Control Unit (rev 0e)
> 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series SMBus Controller (rev 0e)
> 01:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)

The last line is the wireless interface. Where is the other interface?

Did you install over wireless or cabled ethernet?

-- 
Brian.