eth0 not working

Washington, CJ (OCTO) CJ.Washington at
Thu Apr 6 15:43:12 UTC 2006


I don't understand why but when I used the command below, I was logged in as
one of the users of the machine and the command failed.  Then I logged in as
root and reissued the command.  It worked fine.  I guess you have to be
logged in as root in order for the eth0 to work.  But I have not tried the
same thing using one of the user accounts created on the system.  

Can someone please explain this?



-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-bounces at [mailto:fedora-list-bounces at]
On Behalf Of Guillermo Garron
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 4:59 PM
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Subject: Re: eth0 not working


/etc/init.d/network restart

and what is the output on the screen.


Washington, CJ (OCTO) wrote:
> Hello all,
> I just started using Fedora Core 5 and installed it on a Compaq 
> Deskpro desktop. The install went fine but for some reason, I'm not 
> able to ping outside of my own IP address. I think that there is an 
> issue with the eth0 because when I went to shutdown the Kernel, 
> everything shutdown except the eth0. It hung for hours. Is there 
> anything special I need to do to get my Ethernet interface on the 
> Desktop to work with Fedora Core 5? Before this, I was able to use the 
> port when Windows XP was installed on the machine. Also, when I took a 
> look at the hardware using the Linux GUI, it stated that the eth0 was 
> enabled and working. Can you please assist?
> CJ Washington
> MPLS Engineer
> OCTO (DCNet)
> CCIE# 4683

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