eth0 not working

Craig White craigwhite at
Thu Apr 6 15:58:10 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-04-06 at 11:43 -0400, Washington, CJ (OCTO) wrote:
> Thanks,
> 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?
> Thanks,
> C
> -----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
> Try
> /etc/init.d/network restart
> and what is the output on the screen.
> regards,
> 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 
Please don't post in html

Please don't top post - put your replies on the bottom

/etc/init.d/network restart is a command that requires root privileges.
Just about any command that operates on underlying hardware/system
requires root privileges. Users can do user activities.

A user should be able to ping anywhere permitted by routing of the
network. You might want to log in as a user and try to ping again. In
fact, you should only log in as a regular user. If you need to obtain
root privileges in a shell, you would open a terminal window and type
'su -' (omitting the quotes) and supply the root password and then you
would have root privileges.

I don't know why it would have hung while shutting down.


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