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Old 02-09-2005, 10:36 AM   #1
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not being able to activate the "ethernet card" eth0


Hello all,
I have redhat 8 on my system........
its although detecting my eth0 but not letting me activate it......saying "cannot activate eth0 device"
..........
Settings are that it should get activated as soon as the system starts.....
.......
seeking for help..


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Old 02-09-2005, 10:37 AM   #2
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Can you do an 'ifconfig eth0' and paste the result here?
 
Old 02-09-2005, 10:39 AM   #3
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eth0: error fetching interface information : Device not found
 
Old 02-09-2005, 10:42 AM   #4
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Does Linux support your eth0 card? Check RHs HCL to see if it's listed. Also, run...

dmesg | grep eth0

to see more results
 
Old 02-09-2005, 11:13 AM   #5
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post the contents of

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

file here

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Old 02-09-2005, 11:28 AM   #6
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n of these parameters.
USERCTL=yes
PEERDNS=no
TYPE=Ethernet
DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=none
ONBOOT=no
NETWORK=192.168.0.0
BREADCAST=192.168.0.255
DHCP_HOSTNAME=dfdf
IPADDR=192.168.0.1
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
 
Old 02-09-2005, 11:32 AM   #7
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make this as

TYPE=Ethernet
DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=STATIC
ONBOOT=yes
NETWORK=192.168.0.0
BREADCAST=192.168.0.255
IPADDR=192.168.0.1
NETMASK=255.255.255.0

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Old 02-09-2005, 12:01 PM   #8
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Still facing the same problem.............
one thing i noticed during the booting...
rt18129 device doesn't seems to be present, delay eth0........FAILED
 
Old 02-09-2005, 12:04 PM   #9
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post the O/P of

lspci

and

kudzu -p

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