usb ethernet adapter interface not coming up

Started by charlieholimex, May 26, 2014, 05:35:05 am

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Using the Debian image, when I plug in my USB Ethernet adapter, I get a new interface eth2.

Now, I want that interface have a static IP address when I plug in the adapter, so I added to /etc/network/interfaces:

auto eth2
allow-hotplug eth2
iface eth2 inet static

When I plug it the adapter, the interface appears, but has no address.

The only way to make the interface pick up its address is to restart /etc/init.d/networking

How can I set this up so that when I plug in the adapter, the interface comes up with the desired static address?


If you log in and do (as root) ifdown eth2 and ifup eth2 again, does the interface go up? And is the udev running?