Comment 12 for bug 123773

Alessandro Lo Forte (aloforte) wrote :

Same problem on ubuntu server 7.10
Tanks to behemot I have located the problem in the file /etc/if-pre-up.d/wireless-tools (that is installed by the wireless-tools package).
In fact the error code is generated when /sbin/ifconfig is invoked to bring up an alias (like eth0:0) interface.
In debian "lenny"'s wireless-tools package this problem has been solved by removing some lines of code from /etc/if-pre-up.d/wireless-tools.
I did the same and it worked well for me, but I cannot test it on a wireless system.