Due to some other conflicts, I disabled/stopped NetworkManager in Fedora 15,
Now, for network configuration I used system-config-network-gui to config & enable Ethernet interface,
Problem is, when system starts, the Ethernet does not become enabled. Although in configuration through system-config-network, I specifically checked "Activate device when computer starts" "Allow all users to enable and disable the device",
and cleared "Controlled by NetworkManager"
I double checked the config file "/etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth0" to see if the configurations are saved correctly and onboot is enabled. And they look OK.
so, Why still it does not become enabled automatically on boot?
# Atheros Communications AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Gigabit or Fast Ethernet DEVICE=eth0 ONBOOT=yes BOOTPROTO=none TYPE=Ethernet IPV6INIT=no USERCTL=yes DEFROUTE=yes IPV4_FAILURE_FATAL=yes NAME="System eth0" UUID=XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX DNS2=126.96.36.199 DNS1=188.8.131.52 IPADDR0=192.168.0.200 PREFIX0=24 GATEWAY0=192.168.0.1 DNS3=184.108.40.206 HWADDR=XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX IPADDR=192.168.0.200 NETMASK=255.255.255.0 GATEWAY=192.168.0.1 NM_CONTROLLED=no PREFIX=24