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Old 04-25-2004, 10:55 AM   #1
wza
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no automatic activation eth0 at boot (debian)


i installed Debian Sarge (testrelease), enountered no significant problems, was able to apt-get all my packages from a http source during setup; but once everything was installed and i rebooted eth0 wouldn't get actived anymore. I checked if the interface was set auto eth0 and it was, the rest of the configuration is also good.
Ifconfig shows only loopback and sez eth0 is not present when trying to call it...

If Debian isn't picking up a nic at boot, how can i make this happen?
 
Old 04-26-2004, 09:10 AM   #2
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Well I'm just a newbie to Linux as well (only installed Debian a few days ago) but I did encounter the same problem with a Realtek network card using the 8139too package.

The solution I found using Google was to edit /etc/modules.conf and add an alias for eth0:
alias eth0 8139too

I then ran update-modules and the Kernel found eth0 from then on.

Maybe this will work for you using whatever package runs your network card (usually 8139too or rtl8139 for Realtek cards as I understand it).
 
Old 04-26-2004, 09:52 AM   #3
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The conventional Debian way to get a module inserted is the root command modconf. This will display a list of modules available and by installing it the relevant files like modules.conf will automatically be updated.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 10:01 AM   #4
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Ah didn't know that.

I think I got the file to edit wrong too. /etc/modutils/aliases would be the right one cause /etc/module.conf shouldn't be edited by hand.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 10:32 AM   #5
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probably no coincidence that my problem nic is a 8139too aswell then.

thanx for the info
 
Old 04-26-2004, 10:45 AM   #6
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Ah didn't know that.

I think I got the file to edit wrong too. /etc/modutils/aliases would be the right one cause /etc/module.conf shouldn't be edited by hand.
Yes would be /etc/modules
 
  


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