Is it possible to manually activate an eth0 connection?

Alex Katebi alex.katebi at
Wed Jan 14 21:48:58 UTC 2009

you can do "/etc/init.d/networking restart" to start it.
Do do it at boot up I believe is "/etc/netwrok/interfaces" you add "eth0

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 4:27 PM, Bas Roufs <basroufs at> wrote:

> Dear everybody
> After a fresh 'install from scratch' of Kubuntu 8.10 at a laptop, the
> system does recognise the eth0 connection - the connection between the
> ethernet modem and the laptop, via a "RJ-45" cable, connector and
> access. However, eth0 is 'down', according to the feedback from the
> system -  Kubuntu does not automatically establish the connection.
> I even tried out a 2nd option for such a connection: linking the RJ-45
> cable to a special connector combined with a PCMCIA ethernet card. As
> soon as I poke this combination into the laptop, Kubuntu immediately
> recognises it as 'eth1'. However, that connection is 'disconnected'
> according to the system feedback.
> However it may be, so far I do not manage to link the laptop to  the
> internet, although I did, as far as I know, full fill all possible
> hardware preconditions for a successful connection via an ethernet
> modem.
> Can somebody give me a clue on how to manually configure the software
> in such a way, that the internet connection can be established?
> Thanks for your possible reply.
> Bas.
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