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Old 10-06-2007, 11:16 PM   #1
cbradlea
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Eth0 not starting automatically in desktop session


Hi all

I recently upgraded my mandriva 2007 to cooker 2008. My eth0 connection before the upgrade was working fine. Now my eth0 connection on boot starts fine but when I start a desktop session it doesn't start automatically and I have to manually click on the network icon and say connect eth0 and then it connects no problem. I would appreciate any help or advice thanks.

Chris
 
Old 10-06-2007, 11:51 PM   #2
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Are you saying that eth0 goes down on login or on startx?
 
Old 10-07-2007, 12:13 AM   #3
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The computer boots ok, and I get a message saying eth0 [ok]

The I see the login screen and login and as the kde desktop starts it suppose to bring up a internet connection for the desktop but doesn't and in drakconnect I specified it to come up at boot. So it doesn't start automatically and I have to right click on the network icon and say connect eth0.

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Old 10-07-2007, 01:15 AM   #4
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drakconnect I specified it to come up at boot
... right. The [ok] message at boot doesn't mean that a network connection was made then. It's more about loading the right drivers.

Try dmesg | tail to see if there is anything worth noticing.

The usual hack, when the builtin tool fails, is to edit /etc/rc.local, right at the end, add "ifup eth0".
 
  


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