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  1. #1

    Strange problem with RealTek NIC


    I am just up and running with suse 10.3 but i am into a strange problem with my Realtec 8168 onboard NIC. Well this card is detect by suse and i can see it in my ifconfig entries. It says that the interface is active and all the information listed (static ip and gateway) are correct. But the network card itself is not powered up!!!

    I know this because the corrosponding port indicator at my hub is not active. That probably means that the card hasnt actually powered up. Though linux is detecting it properly and showing it as active.

    Also since the card isnt actually powered up i cant access any other device on my network. This same card is working flawlessly in windows xp.

    Please help me out of this puzzeling problem.


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    try typing

    ifup eth0
    assuming that eth0 is your network interface

    please post the result of your ifconfig command here (if you can).

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    Thanks for replying..

    Here is my output from ifconfig

    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:191:B4:3C:86
    inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    Interrupt:17 Base address:0xe000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr: Mask:
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:62 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:62 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:4012 (3.9 Kb) TX bytes:4012 (3.9 Kb)

    and the ifstatus eth0 command too

    eth0 device: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
    eth0 is up
    2: eth0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:19:d1:b4:3c:86 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet brd scope global eth0
    eth0 IP address:
    Configured routes for interface eth0:
    default - - - eth0
    Active routes for interface eth0: proto kernel scope link src scope link
    default via
    1 of 2 configured routes for interface eth0 up

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