Is it possible to manually activate an eth0 connection?

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at
Fri Jan 16 19:14:55 UTC 2009

NoOp wrote:
> On 01/16/2009 08:45 AM, Eberhard Roloff wrote:
>>> pan0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 5e:2f:b1:00:15:0b
>>>           BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>>>           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>>>           TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>>>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
>>>           RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
>> What is this?
>> Presumably this is your pcmcia card??
>> If so, I would remove it for now.
> pan0 is "Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)" used for Bluetooth. In
> inrepid if you turn off Bluetooth services
> (System|Administration|Services) - 'Bluetooth device management' and
> rerun 'ifconfig -a' you will not longer see pan0. If you turn it back on
> (Bluetooth device management) it will reapear.
Thanks much for explanation.
Does that mean that you can have a PAN device, even if your laptop does 
not have bluetooth?

Kind regards

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