I have installed the latest version Raspbian, that is stretch but I got little problem that make me confuse,

When I set the /etc/network/interfaces file with a static IP address, and it's fine. But after I restart the networking for several times, suddenly I got error warning like this:

[....] Restarting networking (via systemctl): networking.servicejob for networking.service failed because the control process exited with error code.
see "systemctl status networking.service" and "journalctl- -xe" for details.

And when I try to find my configuration by ifconfig command, I don't find eth0?

  • add output of ifconfig
    – guyd
    Sep 5, 2017 at 5:36
  • You should use ifconfig -a, or better yet, ip link, if you want to see all existing interfaces (as opposed to just the active ones).
    – goldilocks
    Sep 5, 2017 at 16:15

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You don't find eth0 because it doesn't exist.

See How do I set up networking/WiFi/Static IP for explanation and solutions.

You should NOT set a static IP address in /etc/network/interfaces file which is why it states:-

# Please note that this file is written to be used with dhcpcd
# For static IP, consult /etc/dhcpcd.conf and 'man dhcpcd.conf'
  • ok sir , thanks for the advice , i have try to edit dhcpcd.conf , and it's work great , Sep 5, 2017 at 7:48

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