Wired network-connection problems solved ... but why?

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at bmarsh.com
Thu May 3 15:18:32 UTC 2007

On Thursday 03 May 2007, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
> On Thu, May 03, 2007 at 10:55:57AM -0400, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
> > sudo modprobe e1000
> > sudo ifdown eth0
> > sudo dhclient eth0
> I've confirmed that a reboot, followed by those three
> commands, is necessary and sufficient to bring up my
> networking. I really hope someone knows why this would be.

Sounds like your  e1000 module isn't getting loaded at boot time.  (thus the 

Perhaps it should be in the initrd file so that the kernel can recognize that 
the card is there.

Was your card there at install time?

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