Is it possible to manually activate an eth0 connection?

Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Jan 15 15:54:50 UTC 2009

Bas Roufs wrote:

> Dear Alex, Brian and everybody else at this list
> Thanks for your suggestions so far. However, I still get stuck at some
> point. 'eth0' in the laptop is still 'down'. Quite probably I still
> overlook something;.

What kind of network card do you have?  There is a problem with Intel e100 
chipsets that sometimes results in the following in your syslog:

> e100: 0000:05:08.0: e100_eeprom_load: EEPROM corrupted

Basically, the only sure fix is a reboot.

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