auto-boot network card

Derek Broughton news at
Wed Nov 28 17:55:57 UTC 2007

James Black wrote:

> i dont have this issue with my ubuntu. it works fine. It's not good to
> generalize your issue and assume it's an universal Ubuntu issue. it's
> not polite.

Nor is it polite to top-post...

> Bram Kuijper wrote:
>> when I start up my Ubuntu Gutsy box, I always have to manually reboot my
>> network card, using sudo ifdown [cardname]; sudo ifup [cardname], in
>> order to get it to work.
>> My question is: why do I always have to start my network card manually?
>> Wouldn't it be logical if ubuntu just executes this ifdown/ifup
>> automatically upon booting?

While I agree mostly with James, I do have a similar problem (with my
wireless NIC only).  Fortunately I rarely boot - I hibernate & resume. 
Since hibernate/resume automatically tears down & rebuilds interfaces
(including removal and reinsertion of the module), the first thing I do
after every reboot is hibernate!

Now, if I had the time to figure out exactly what is happening, I could fix
it and file a bug report...

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