How to get eth0 to start up at boot up


My eth0 is not up everytime at boot up.
I will need to <service network restart> to get it up.

I have used yast’s /etc/sysconfig editor to set /etc/sysconfig/network/config -> MANDATORY_DEVICES to eth0

And I have also added <alias eth0 e1000e> to /etc/modprobe.conf.local

And also set eth0 device to activate device at boot time using Network Card Setup.

But eth0 is still not starting up at boot time.
What should I do to get it up at boot time?

I’m using openSUSE 10.3.
And no, I’m am unable to move to 11.2

Using YaST > Nwtwork > Network devices ther are several tabs. I can not say exactly because who has still 10.3 running? But check if it is using “traditional with ifup” (that is general for all NICs) and on the eth0 there is somewhere a radio button list where it says “on boot”, “on plugin”, etc.