Network startup

Daryl Lee dlee at
Sun Mar 14 21:24:33 PST 2004

On Sun, Mar 14, 2004 at 10:02:26PM -0600, Cynthia Higginbotham wrote:
> On Sunday 14 March 2004 08:41 pm, Daryl Lee wrote:

> > 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...
> Hmm... did you compile support for your NIC into the kernel, or build it as
> a module?  If you built it as a module, did you remember to set the 
> appropriate alias in /etc/modules.conf? E.g.:
>     alias eth0 tulip
> or whatever your network card module is?

I have built it both ways, and the symptoms are almost identical.  The
difference is that, built as a module, eth0 is reported as having IRQ 0.
(I did verify, I think, that "tulip" is correct, as that is what SuSE
uses, successfully.)

Daryl Lee
LFS ID 12522 (5.1pre1)

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