Hi again! In my "Slackware 8.1 DHCP trouble"-thread,I posted this message,as I at the time due to some problem with dhcp server response was unable to connect to my ISP through eth0:
Hi!Recently installed Slackware 8.1 and I can't get my internet connection to work properly.I connect to my ISP Bredbandsbolaget through eth0 using the module 3c59x.o and I've configured my network to use DHCP to obtain an dynamic IP address.
However,when the kernel is loaded at boot,I get this message:
dhcpcd broadcasting DHCP_DISCOVER
dhcpcd timed out waiting for a valid DHCP server response
Using lsmod,I get the loaded modules list and the 3c59x.o module is on it.And network card probing within netconfig finds my card right away,so the card is working properly.
3Com EtherLink XL PCI TPC NIC (3C900B-TPC) with
3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible)
Anyone got any suggestion on how to fix this?
Later on,since I never manage to get the eth0 connection to work in Slackware 8.1 and knew it worked in 8.0,I re-installed that earlier version.Making a long story short,I later on installed Slackware 8.1 again and replaced its' default rc.inet1 shell script with the one from 8.0 and then the eth0 ISP connection worked!
For now this works just fine,but the rc.inet1 script I use now only supports a one network-card hardware configuration and since I perhaps I later on wants to take advantage of the dual network-card support in Slackware 8.1's default rc.inet1 script,I post this message hoping to get some help on what might be malfunctioning in the 8.1 default script.
The two rc.inet1 scripts are available here: