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Old 12-03-2006, 01:03 PM   #1
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eth0 does not get configured at startup


Hello:

my NIC (eth0) device does not get configured at startup. The lo (loopback) device does. If I do an "ifup eth0" after I'm logged in everything works fine.

How do I get the system to automatically do this at bootup?
 
Old 12-03-2006, 01:09 PM   #2
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What distribution are you running?

On Fedora Core, run menu item System->Administration->Network, edit the Eth0 entry and make sure "Activate device when computer starts" is checked.
 
Old 12-03-2006, 01:19 PM   #3
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What distribution are you running?

On Fedora Core, run menu item System->Administration->Network, edit the Eth0 entry and make sure "Activate device when computer starts" is checked.
Sorry, using FC5.

Yeah, this box is already checked, but the status reports "Inactive".

Thoughts?
 
Old 12-03-2006, 01:27 PM   #4
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Check /var/log/messages around the time of the boot. There was likely a problem.

Take a look at /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth0; there should be a line in it that says:

ONBOOT=yes
 
Old 12-03-2006, 01:36 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bullfrog1870
Hello:

my NIC (eth0) device does not get configured at startup. The lo (loopback) device does. If I do an "ifup eth0" after I'm logged in everything works fine.

How do I get the system to automatically do this at bootup?
You can add ifup command of yours in /etc/rc.local script (this is just a way out & not the solution of your problem)

Can you post the output of
Code:
dmesg | grep eth0
 
Old 12-03-2006, 01:41 PM   #6
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You can add ifup command of yours in /etc/rc.local script (this is just a way out & not the solution of your problem)

Can you post the output of
Code:
dmesg | grep eth0
Here is the ouput from dmesg | grep eth0

[root@localhost log]# dmesg | grep eth0
eth0: Identified chip type is 'RTL8169s/8110s'.
eth0: RTL8169 at 0xf8832400, 00:c0:9f:71:56:75, IRQ 22
r8169: eth0: link up
eth0: no IPv6 routers present

if I run ifconfig it only shows the loopback. But when I run ifup etho then it shows up in ifconfig and works fine. Not sure why it won't start up automatically.
 
Old 12-03-2006, 02:12 PM   #7
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Can you also please post the output of
Code:
cat /etc/sysconfig/network
&
Code:
cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
Btw did you get hanged while booting up or do you get any other extra error messages ???/
 
Old 12-15-2006, 05:45 PM   #8
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I have the same issue on Debian Sarge with an FA511 netgear card.

eth0 has to be setup after bootup.

any help welcome.
 
Old 05-07-2007, 06:20 PM   #9
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Cool

The message "eth0: no IPv6 routers present" is referring to the Firewall software. Open Synaptic or YOUR equivalent in FC6 and find all the software pertaining to "IP Tables" and or "IP Chains". Are YOU running Kernel 2.6xxx or Kernel 2.4xxx? They have different Firewall software. See here for differences...www.wiki.com and here...http://tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/howtos.html for the complete installation of <YOUR system needs> guides.
 
  


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