Is it possible to manually activate an eth0 connection?

Bas Roufs basroufs at
Thu Jan 15 21:13:55 UTC 2009

Dear Derek and everybody else

My eth0 connection at the laptop is still 'down' or 'unmanaged' ......

> What kind of network card do you have?

via 'sudo lspci' I found the following:
00:08.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

>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

How or where can I find such a 'syslog'? The unix terminal does not
recognise the command 'syslog'.

Respectfully Yours,

> Basically, the only sure fix is a reboot.
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