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Can't activate eth0 network connection

I have an HP Proliant DL385 with RHEL 4.0 ES on it.

I can't get the network device to activate to where I can ping the machine or ping other machines from it.

I noticed when I run ifconfig it says


but it doesn't have the word RUNNING in the output like it does on my SunFire X4200 which does have an active network connection and looks like this


Shouldn't it say RUNNING?

I also noticed when running ethtool eth0 that it says
Link detected: no

I've verified that the network cable is good because I switched it from my SunFire which is working and which is connected to the same gigabit hub.

I ran the netconfig utility on the HP and entered the IP address and netmask and nameserver and default gateway and DNS info. I have the machines DNS name registered with my local DNS servers. My /etc/nsswitch.conf file has the word files then dns for the hosts line.

Is there something special on the HP I need to do to activate the network interface? This machine has two nic connectors on the back labeled 1 and 2. I have the cable plugged into 1 and on the front it shows that there is a network link because the green light is on.

THank you.
Dave Martini

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