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RE: [opensuse] eth* connection status via cli
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 20:55:35 +0200
  • Message-id: <hqq62e$4lg$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
James D. Parra wrote:

Thank you, Per Jessen, and others, for your suggestions. The link
connection status is shown with 'ethtool', however that tool is not
part of the Rescue session on the install DVD. The command 'ip addr
show' has 'state DOWN' even with the nics cabled and connected to the
Definitely getting closer to a solution.

Did you try "ip link show", as somebody sugested? I think it works on


'ip link show' and 'ip addr show' have the same results as above. The
nics show 'state DOWN' when they are connected to the network.

Try enabling them with 'ifup ethx' - that really should give you the
cable-connected status in the 'ip addr' display.

Per Jessen, Zürich (12.7°C)

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