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Old 02-01-2010, 05:01 PM   #1
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ethernet not seen after power up - fc12 on t61p


I just installed fc12 (64 bit) on a t61p laptop. If the ethernet is connected when the laptop is powered up, it is seen and is present in the network configuration hardware profile. If I wait until the machine is booted before I connect it, it isn't present. How do I make it so that I can connect the ethernet at any time?

Except for this minor nit, everything else worked perfectly right out of the box.
 
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When active, is this interface assigned a dynamic IP address by a DHCP?
 
Old 02-03-2010, 05:03 PM   #3
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Yes, it is configured through DHCP. My other linux box doesn't behave this way. If ethernet is disconnected at startup, the interface will appear as inactive, but there. I can then just activate it. This doesn't even appear unless it was connected at powerup.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 01:05 AM   #4
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Most likely, you can get the effect you are looking for once you connect the ethernet cable by invoking /sbin/dhcpcd as root.

I am not very familiar with fedora's startup scripts, but it is likely looking for a DHCP somewhere in the startup and not finding it, then not bringing up the interface at all nor running dhcpcd.

(/sbin/dhcpd is the "DHCP Client Daemon.")
 
  


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