SIOCSIFFLAGS: Device or resource busy
The subject line is the response I get when I try to establish a link to
Debian Woody, dual booting with XP. Self-built box. All was working
well. I had not switched off the computer (I usually do, because the
internal cooling was not coping with Hong Kong un-airconditioned
temperatures, although that seemed to have settled) Receiving 20MB of
spam and viruses, I kept sylpheed running to avoid filling the ISP
mailbox (next task is to get mutt functioning with spamassassin)
Noticed erratic connectivity - assumed it was ISP issues, as ifup would
sort the problem.
Now I cannot connect at all via the SMC Fast Ethernet PCI card, and
although XP has no problems with the internal windows modem, it also
refuses the SMC card.
1. Is the problem on the NIC?
2. What is a SIOCSIFFLAG when it is at home?
3. Googling for other solutions, I see that disabling PnP may help - but
not in my case. What else can be suggested?
The ifconfig is OK - although Tx errors are present with nil arriving.
ifup eth0 causes a long pause for thought, with the "SIOCSIFFLAG Driver
or resource busy" message.
I am grateful for any ideas.