[arch-general] Why does network interface sometimes change name?

Felix E. Klee felix.klee at inka.de
Mon Apr 6 15:36:58 UTC 2015

I am running Arch as a guest in VMware Player on Win7X64. On every odd
boot, the name of the network interface changes. Sometimes it is:


Sometimes it is:


This makes it really hard to configure a fixed IP, which I do by
having in `/etc/dhcpcd.conf`:

    interface eno16777736
    static ip_address=
    static routers=
    static domain_name_servers=

I have to change back and forth the interface name in that configuration file.

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