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Old 07-30-2011, 05:01 PM   #1
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Eth0 failed at startup FC2, intermittent web access after tweeking network config


I am using FC 2, and I get 'eth0 failed' during startup.

I am configured for DHCP

device is 'inactive' under network device control after reboot

click 'activate', sometimes I can surf, others not.

When I can't get online, sometimes deactivating and reactivating works.

edited connection to 'activate device when computer starts'

eth0 still fails at start-up, and device is inactive.

I am supposed to use FC2 for my schoolwork, can anyone help me with this?

Thanks,

Jack
 
Old 07-30-2011, 05:43 PM   #2
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Hi Jack,

Welcome to LQ!!!

Can you please paste the output of
Code:
cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
 
Old 07-30-2011, 07:20 PM   #3
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# Intel Corp. |82801BD PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller
DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
HWADDR=00:0a:9d:09:96:9d
ONBOOT=YES
TYPE=Ethernet
USERCTL=yes
PEERDNS=yes
IPV6INIT=yes

My cutting and pasting skills are somewhat limited in linux (a.k.a. I can't do it), xclip is not available on my machine, presumably until I can get online again, fortunately my typing skills are pretty OK. This is a very new experience for me, I am 5 weeks into my first Linux Administration class, thanks for your help.
 
Old 07-30-2011, 07:27 PM   #4
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Make the changes in the file as follows:

DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
HWADDR=00:0a:9d:09:96:9d
ONBOOT=yes [see the difference I have made it small case]
TYPE=Ethernet
USERCTL=no
PEERDNS=yes
IPV6INIT=no

Save the file and exit. Reboot the system and see if you get the IP at the time of booting.
 
Old 07-30-2011, 08:23 PM   #5
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no dice; unchanged

fyi I have eth0, eth1,eth2,eth3 available; eth1,2,3 are a different hardware device than eth0

eth0 = 82801BD PRO/100 VE (LOM)

eth1,2,3 = RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet

I don't care which one works, just so I have one functioning

thanks
 
Old 07-30-2011, 08:28 PM   #6
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Paste the output of following commands:

1. ifconfig
2. lspci | grep -i net
3. Output of each ifcfg-eth file under: /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ Like you did for eth0
 
Old 07-30-2011, 09:11 PM   #7
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I apologize for my ignorance here, it's not that I haven't tried -

I am trying to cut from tty2 and paste into open office on one computer (FC2), so i can save to USB and re-open on my current online computer (Win7). I can't get it done, can't find it online. This is humiliating (and time consuming).

Please tell me i can cut and paste from a terminal to something I can transfer over to my functioning computer.

Thanks for your patience.

-
 
Old 07-30-2011, 09:27 PM   #8
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I managed to get online w/ FC2 so I can yum install xclip on this box, noticed that one thing that helps me get online is probing the mac address, the address doesn't change, but something in the process allows me to get online - if I can get xclip to work I'll post the info you requested.

Thanks
 
Old 07-30-2011, 10:14 PM   #9
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ifconfig =

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: : :1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 METRIC:1
RX packets:4089 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4089 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:4872015 (4.6 Mb) TX bytes:4872015 (4.6 Mb)

lspci | grep –i net =

01:05.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev10)
01:06.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev10)
01:07.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev10)
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82801BD PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 82)

cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 =

DEVICE=eth1
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
HWADDR=00:0A:9D:06:BC:20
ONBOOT=no
TYPE=Ethernet
USERCTL=no
PEERDNS=no
IPV6INIT=no

cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth2 =

DEVICE=eth2
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
HWADDR=00:0A:9D:06:BC:21
ONBOOT=no
TYPE=Ethernet
USERCTL=no
PEERDNS=no
IPV6INIT=no

cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth3 =

DEVICE=eth3
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
HWADDR=00:0A:9D:06:BC:22
ONBOOT=no
TYPE=Ethernet
USERCTL=no
PEERDNS=no
IPV6INIT=no
 
Old 07-30-2011, 10:54 PM   #10
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Quote:
I am trying to cut from tty2 and paste into open office on one computer (FC2),
running OO from the text terminal ?

why not use "nano" it might have been in the default fedora 2 install

-- good luck with fedora 2 , my sympathies ---
 
Old 07-30-2011, 11:11 PM   #11
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i have decided that it takes less time to type the output of cli into a word doc than trying to figure out how to cut and paste from a terminal session in fc2, I am only using this distro because it is the one that came with my textbook, and all of the labs involve this distro. i don't know what 'running OO from text terminal" means or what 'nano' does. I'm taking 4 classes and working fulltime. I am thankful for this .org because if i have questions this community is 100times more responsive than my online teacher, and much more aware. I have fc15 installed on another box and have no issues with networking...identical hardware. When a lab starts with "insert floppy disk" you gotta wonder about the caliber of the course you are learning... I just hope my dumb questions dont blacklist me from the site. I have a 4.0 after my first 5 weeks and I still don't know how to cut and paste. Sad. i'm not dumb.

All I really want is my cert, suppose struggling with legacy distros is the way to do it.
 
Old 07-31-2011, 12:22 AM   #12
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this right here is your problem
Quote:
I have fc15 installed on another box and have no issues with networking...identical hardware.
fedora 2 is SO OLD and unsupported that MOST if not ALL new hardware IS NOT SUPPORTED by it
fedora 2 hit End Of Life BEFORE the new hardware was designed or manufactured
fedora 2 hit EoL on July 13 2005 so any newer hardware IS NOT SUPPORTED
think of it this way
try to install windows 98 on a MODERN laptop or a desktop with a i5 cpu
 
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:42 AM   #13
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Thank you so much for the validation that i am using a legacy distro that is not supported. I will cite this post as an example to the college i am paying for and attending that they are so far behind the times that their expectations are unreal, irrelevant, and impossible. My ideal of linux so far is far removed from my experience of linux. Trying to make FC2 work in this environmnent is detrimental to my health.
 
Old 07-31-2011, 01:03 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by jax.technologies View Post
I just hope my dumb questions dont blacklist me from the site.
The only dumb question is the one not asked, so not much chance
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All I really want is my cert, suppose struggling with legacy distros is the way to do it.
I don't know the differences between the different FCs, but I guess that most exercises can be done in FC15; if something does not work, you can always try it in FC2

With regards to the copy-and-paste, the following will work if you have a USB stick and your usb ports are working
1)
Code:
command > file.txt
will place the output of a command that normally goes to stdout in the file file.txt
2)
Mount the memory stick (if it's not mounted)
3)
copy the file using
Code:
cp file.txt /path/to/mountpoint
4)
unmount the memory stick and take it to your FC15 machine

Good luck with the certification
 
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A good example for a "legacy" distro would be
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ( RHEL) 3 and RHEL4

RHEL3 is End of life BUT there is still some added "extra" long term support until 2013
RHEL 4 users SHOULD be thinking of moving to 5 or 6

but a good example of a DEAD (buried 6 ft under ) is fedora 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 .fedora 13 just hit "eol" a few months ago
Fedora though is a "special case" it is a FAST a VERY fast "Research and Development" distro
with a new and sometimes VERY different version EVERY 6 MONTHS. and a 13 month life cycle
NOT good for teaching or in a class or on a production server .You should NEVER see fedora running a production server .
if you do that might be legally criminal .
 
  


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