Boot temporarilly stalls on "Bringing up interface eth0"

Kam Leo kam.leo at
Tue Jun 5 22:01:33 UTC 2007

On 6/5/07, Jim Cornette <fc-cornette at> wrote:
> Dylan Semler wrote:
> > Every time I boot my laptop the system freezes for while right when it
> > says Bringing up interface eth0.  The mouse does not move and the little
> > spinny boot-thingy in rhgb stops rotating.  After about a
> > minute--sometimes longer--it continues to boot.  This is independent of
> > whether or not I have an ethernet cable plugged in.  Has anyone else
> > seen this?  I notice this on F7 only, it didn't happen with previous
> > installations of Fedora.
> >
> > --
> > Dylan
> >
> > Type faster.  Use Dvorak:
> >
> >
> I had the problem with a pcmcia wireless card but after I booted up and
> stopped the connection from coming up with boot, it worked fine. The
> Wired connection works fine.
> Did you consider to stop the interface from being started until the
> system is booted?
> Jim

As a seasoned Fedora user why do you need the rhgb eye-candy? Turn it
off when you need to troubleshoot boot problems.

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