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Old 11-04-2003, 07:45 PM   #1
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Can't seem to dynamically assign my ethernet card using DHCP client daemon


I'm a novice when it comes to networking in Linux. I recently installed SUSE 8.0 Pro on my laptop and I have been trying to connect to the internet (via an ethernet cable modem). I opted to use the DHCP client daemon since that's what most of the books recommended.

I manage to successfully configure my ethernet card as eth0. But typing the command "rcnetwork start" gives the message "eth0 (DHCP) IP address yet..................backgrounding". I have tried setting my ethernet IP address statically and that doesn't give any error messages but I can't connect to the internet. I have run out of ideas and would appreciate any suggestions.

By the way; is there a specific protocol to follow when trying to connect to the internet.

Distribution used: SUSE 8.0 Pro

System: Dual Boot, Windows XP and SUSE

ifcfg-eth0: BOOTPROTO="dhcp"
UNIQUE="mnDB.wx55IqjLyO0 (What's this parameter)

Installed: DHCP Tools
A DHCP Client Daemon

Typing in "ifstatus eth0" gives: dhcpcd running
eth0 not up

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Old 01-03-2004, 10:21 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: Redhat 9.0, SuSE, Lindows, Mandrake
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Try this... Mind you I am about as new to this all as my 2 year old sister.

Turn off everything. Your computer and modem everything related to your internet connection, etc.. Then power up and see if that solves it.


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