Re: Wired NIC bridged through WLAN AP doesn't auto-connect

>>>>> Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com>:

> What hardware is the wired NIC?  It could be that your NIC doesn't
> support carrier detection, at which point NetworkManager will not
> automatically bring the NIC up because it has no way of knowing if a
> cable is plugged in or not.

The mii-tool measurements I did seemed to indicate that the NIC could do
carrier detect.

But nm-tool seems to think it can't:

NetworkManager Tool

State: connected

- Device: eth0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
  NM Path:           /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/eth0
  Type:              Wired
  Driver:            tlan
  Active:            yes
  HW Address:        00:80:5F:8B:29:C1

    Supported:       yes

  Wired Settings
    Hardware Link:   yes

  IP Settings:
    IP Address:
    Subnet Mask:
    Primary DNS:
    Secondary DNS:

The wired NIC on my laptop (tg3 driver) reports 
    Carrier Detect:  yes
under Capabilities.

Is the content of the capabilities something NetworkManger gets from the
NIC itself?  Or is it set somewhere in the NetworkManager config?


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