Network startup

Joel Miller cheeziologist at
Sun Mar 14 19:36:55 PST 2004

Daryl Lee wrote:
> I have my new 5.1pre1 running, but can't get the network interface
> started.  At the end of the startup output stream, I have a big ol'
> orange "You shouldn't be seeing this..." message.  Right before that, I
> have:
> Bringing up the eth0 interface             [ OK ]
> SIOCSIFFLAGS: Device or resource busy.
> I can log in after that, but every time I try "ifconfig eth0 up" I get
> the same SIOCSIFFLAGS error.  "ifconfig eth0 down" executes quietly, and
> "ifconfig eth0" gives reasonable output except for the missing "UP" in
> front of BROADCAST...
> Members of this list have been very helpful to me, and I appreciate it.
> A little more help will be greatly appreciated.

check what /proc/interrupts says. Is your NIC card using the same IRQ as 
something else? If so, what is it sharing the IRQ with?

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