Is it possible to manually activate an eth0 connection?

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at
Tue Jan 20 08:38:42 UTC 2009

Bas, sorry I forgot the dhcp sample from my own desktop configuration:

This most probably is not the ideal configuration for a mobile notebook 
that potentially connects to different networks, but at least it should 
get you started quickly.

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

#===this is it===

I think this will be what you need to get into the Internet.

Actually I also have an additional bridge setup added to that file (for 
virtualbox), so I am not 100 but this does not apply here.


Eberhard Roloff wrote:

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