eth0 device down

Nils Kassube kassube at
Thu Jan 15 21:24:05 UTC 2009

Bas Roufs wrote:
> bas at Viaconsensus2:~$ sudo lspci
> Data Fax Modem 00:08.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co.,
> Ltd.
> RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

There was a problem with some 8139 cards, maybe yours is one of them. If 
it is there should be appropriate error messages in the log. Can you post 
the output of these commands?

grep -2 8139 /var/log/messages | grep -2 error
lsmod | grep 8139

And maybe here is the solution. From 

| I added acpi=off to /boot/grub/menu.lst which made eth0 show up

I know you can see your card but OTOH you probably have a different kernel 
than the person of the forum post.


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