Is it possible to manually activate an eth0 connection?

Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Jan 15 21:48:50 UTC 2009

Bas Roufs wrote:

> 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'.

It's not a problem - you have a realtek chipset, not Intel.  However, fyi, 
syslog is in /var/log/syslog.  Get to know the "locate" command.

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