Is it possible to manually activate an eth0 connection?

jack192 jack192.168 at
Mon Jan 19 17:34:47 UTC 2009

On lun, 2009-01-19 at 17:43 +0100, Bas Roufs wrote:
> Dear Jack and everybody
> Thx. for your feedback. With respect to 'acpi=off', one question remains.
> >> > ==Have you tried using acpi=off on your kernel line in your
> >> > /boot/grub/menu.lst, as suggested?
> >> > What happened?
> >> This is still a white area on my map :-).... I did manage to find and
> >> to open that file via the terminal command "kdesudo
> >> /boot/grub/menu.lst".
> >> However, it is not clear to me where exactly in that file I should put
> >> the instruction 'acpi=off'. Please, explain!
> > You should add this at the end of the options which are passed to the
> > kernel at the boot proccess. Your kernels are after the "## ## End
> > Default Options ##" line, after that, were configured all items wich
> > grub displays on startup, and the options wich is going to be passed to
> > the kernel when the kernel boot-up. Probably, the kernel that you uses
> > is the first, so add that option at the end of the kernel line of the
> > first element, like that:
> >
> > title           Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-23-generic
> > root            (hd0,0)
> > kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-23-generic
> > root=UUID=c7b4265d-4c68-4353-9371-e1dfde56289e ro ACPI=OFF
> In the menu.lst file at my laptop, I found a quit similar kernel line,
> which ended like this: "ro quiet splash". For the time being, I have
> simply 'ro acpi=off' next to 'ro quiet splash'. Is this the right
> decision? Or do I need to delete 'ro quiet splash'? Or is there some
> other detail I need to do differently?
> Respectfully yours,
> Bas.

There is no need to delete anything. You can simply add acpi=off at the
end of the line. I remove the quiet and splash intencionally (to see
more exactly what is happening more exactly and remove the logo that
appears during the boot)but in that case, for only desactivate acpi, you
only need to add acpi=off, the quiet and splash can remain in the line

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