Is it possible to manually activate an eth0 connection?

Ray Parrish crp at
Tue Jan 20 07:32:56 UTC 2009

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.
Just a fine point that needs addressed. The "ro" does not need to be 
repeated with "acpi=off" so remove it, and leave only the initial "ro" 
on that line.

Later, Ray Parrish

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