[PLUG] Learning where eth0 went

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Fri Sep 24 18:41:02 PDT 2004

   My new(est) box was booted before I plugged in the cat5 network cable.
Then I plugged it in and saw a reflection of the green lcd inside the card.
So it looks from both ends (the other end being the switch) that the
connection is electrically alive.

   However, I cannot bring up the interface. I ran 'ifconfig eth0 up' and was
informed that there is no such interface. So I ran '/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1',
then re-ran ifconfig. Still no eth0. Running ethtool confirms that the
system cannot find the card.

   Suggestions on how I can trace to the source of the problem? It may be
obvious, but not to me this late on a Friday.

Many thanks,


Dr. Richard B. Shepard, President
Applied Ecosystem Services, Inc. (TM)

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