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Setting up network interface on PC for usb developer mode

asked 2014-01-10 18:53:17 +0300

evk gravatar image

Anyone handy with udev rules?

I tried the following:

ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="net", ATTRS{ID_VENDOR_ID}=="2931", RUN+="/sbin/ifconfig usb0"

Doesn't work though, but I do admit that my udev skills are very limited.

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Isn't at this point (net/add) device already renamed?

koudi ( 2014-01-10 20:21:56 +0300 )edit

@evk Try and replace ATTRS{ID_VENDOR_ID}==.... by ENV{ID_VENDOR_ID}==....

SebM ( 2019-10-29 02:52:28 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-01-30 15:03:12 +0300

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Following rule works for me:

$ cat /etc/udev/rules.d/98-jolla.rules 
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", ENV{ID_MODEL}=="Sailfish", ENV{ID_SERIAL_SHORT}=="PUT_YOUR_ID_HERE", RUN+="/usr/bin/ifconfig $env{INTERFACE}"

You have to remove ID_SERIAL_SHORT checking part or put there ID of your device. You can check ID of your device by running sudo udevadm monitor --environment --udev and [un]plugging your device.

Note that filename of rules file have to end with .rules

You probably need to reload udev daemon config. Under Arch linux I've run

sudo systemctl restart systemd-udevd

just in case.

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answered 2014-01-10 20:22:25 +0300

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updated 2014-01-10 20:22:34 +0300

You can also use NetworkManager for this. Whenever you plug the Jolla, a new "wired connection" appears. Configure it with a static IP address as you would with any other ethernet connection.

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Seems like I disabled NetworkManager on my machine, cause it's not running. But for most users that probably is the best answer.

evk ( 2014-01-10 21:05:04 +0300 )edit

@evk you might also use your distro's normal networking tools, depending on it. (e.g. /etc/network/interfaces on Debian).

javispedro ( 2014-01-10 21:09:42 +0300 )edit
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