eth0 device down

Jonas Norlander jonorland at
Thu Jan 15 13:06:08 UTC 2009

2009/1/15  <Jiri.Horak at>:
>>However, the internet connection device 'eth0' is still 'down' - so
>>far I did not manage to activate it.
> Imho some modern laptops have two version of BIOS, one for Win XP
> one for Vista. Try a flash the laptop with the BIOS for Win XP (if exist),
> maybe this help you.
> Are you sure that the NIC is enabled in BIOS ? Or please specify the
> precise type of your laptop.
> Regards
> Georg

Are you sure its name is eth0? It probably are but just to be sure
check your NIC names with the command "ifconfig" or "ip link".

/ Jonas

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