eth0 not found > suse
Actually my nic is found, BUT heres my actual situation.
I move around a lot with my notebook, joining networks with dhcp/static ips, while at other times I'm standalone.
What I usually do is disable my nic at boot time (boots up faster). Then if I want to joing a network I do a
# ifconfig eth0 up <cause I've set it to dhcp by default>
otherwise I manually select an ip as needed
right now if I try to do either I get the following
# ifconfig eth0 188.8.131.52
eth0:Error fetching interface information: Device eth0 not found
I had a similar problem with hardware not being detected at boot, with my usb. I made a script file in my init.d which modprobe the usb and thus activated the kernel module.
I suspect the solution my be along these lines?