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Date:	Wed, 30 Jul 2008 13:31:17 -0300
From:	Breno Leitao <leitao@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:	nitinm76@...oo.com
CC:	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: eth0 link off

Nitin Mahajan wrote:

> I have configured a Ethernet driver in linux-2.6.24.2 kernel version.
> The interface comes up and I can see the 'eth0' interface when i do
> 'ifconfig -a'.
Is the interface up?  Discover using 'ifconfig ethX | grep UP'

> However when I try to configure the network interface it always says
> 'eth0 link off'. Can some one please point me to the problem and tell
> me at what stage this message is coming from?
What does "configure" mean in this context ? What is the result of
'ethtool -t ethX' ?
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