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Not possible to `ifup` a VLAN device after configuration with YaST

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 3


After creation of a new NIC for a VLAN in Yast, it is not possible to start the network device with `ifup`, albeit the configuration file is existent in "/etc/sysconfig/network". The error message might look like the following:

# ifup vlan0
Error in getcfg-interface (get_config.c, 303):
Give exactly one argument
interface  is not available
SIOCGIFFLAGS: No such device
Cannot enable interface vlan0.
interface vlan0 is not up


A fix is already available and published. Install yast2-network with version 2.13.139- or higher if existent.


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  • Document ID:7006714
  • Creation Date: 24-Aug-2010
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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