eth1 not working. HW or Fedora?

bruce badouglas at
Tue Mar 26 17:42:41 UTC 2013


I don't know enough to speak about NM, as well as dhclient and how
each app works with each other. I thought NM was supposed to auto
handle dhclient issues.

What version of Fed, what version of NM, and dhclient?

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 1:22 PM, Martín Marqués
<martin.marques at> wrote:
> OK, just tested something:
> Plugged the ethernet cable, ethernet device came up (ifconfig shows
> it, but with no IP address) so I dhclient it and the IP comes up and
> eth1 is now connected and configured.
> So the problem is with NM not doing it's work. Any ideas?
> 2013/3/26 Martín Marqués <martin.marques at>:
>> 2013/3/26 Sam Varshavchik <mrsam at>:
>>> Martín Marqués writes:
>>>> I have a network interface on my laptop which was working (don't know
>>>> when it stopped cause I mainly use WIFI) and now fails to connect. I
>>>> have NM for network and when I plug the UTP cable (doesn't matter
>>>> where I do this, it's always the same) I get this on
>>>> /var/log/messages:
>>>> Mar 25 15:41:57 xxx kernel: [   22.403016] forcedeth 0000:00:0a.0:
>>>> eth1: no link during initialization
>>> Some googling around suggests that you might have some luck by:
>>> 1) Plugging into a different port on your router, or
>>> 2) Trying a different cable.
>>> Both ends of a CAT cable are not really "identical", and that's why most
>>> routers have a single "upstream" or "uplink" ports, where some pins are
>>> switcherooed. Adding to the confusion is that some CAT cables might be
>>> crossover, rather than straight through. I also have the impression that
>>> most hardware, at least GigE, might not really care, and autonegotiate who
>>> is what, with its peer, when they connect to each other.
>>> Try plugging the cable into your hub/router's "uplink" or "upstream" port,
>>> if it's not connected to anything.
>> Nop, nothing. Connection doesn't come up, not even at connections
>> where I used to connect without any trouble (tried at home, at work
>> and at College)
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