Network Interface: link down

Dirk Kleinschmidt dirk.kleinschmidt at gmx.net
Tue Feb 10 11:45:32 PST 2004


Hallo everyone,

While running my LFS 5.1-pre1 the following message appears from time to
time (about 15 mins between the messages)

> eth0: link down
> eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x41E1

In the /var/log/kern.log file I find the lines

Feb 10 19:03:00 linux kernel: eth0: link down
Feb 10 19:03:04 linux kernel: eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa
0x41E1
Feb 10 19:03:05 linux kernel: eth0: link down
Feb 10 19:03:07 linux kernel: eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa
0x41E1

Any ideas what that means? Why does the network-card go down regularly?

I'm using (as you may think) kernel 2.4.24 with realtek 8139 pci
ethernet card support compiled in the kernel (not a module). I've got
two network cards in my lfs-box running with this driver. Eth0 is
connected to a network and running. Ping works fine with my notebook
(both ways)
eth1 is not connected at the moment to any network but is up as ifconfig
tells me.

Regards,
Dirk





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