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Old 06-06-2015, 09:55 PM   #1
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Question Gentoo fresh install no networks


I recently installed Gentoo and when i go to ping google i get an unknown host error. I have installed dhcpcd and when i run ifconfig -a i only get lo and sit0.

I think this is me not correctly configuring the kernel but i'm really not sure.

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: running dhcpcd as root gives me:
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dev: loaded udev
no valid interfaces found
no interfaces have a carrier
forked to background, child pid 3296

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Old 06-07-2015, 05:37 AM   #2
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I think this is me not correctly configuring the kernel but i'm really not sure.
Have you tried it with a kernel configuration generated by genkernel?
 
Old 06-07-2015, 09:26 AM   #3
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Have you tried it with a kernel configuration generated by genkernel?
Hm... no, but will this impact my performance? i'm running this on a really old laptop.
 
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Hm... no, but will this impact my performance? i'm running this on a really old laptop.
Not really. Boot may be a little bit slower, but performance while running shouldn't. You can go for a custom kernel later on anyways, but using the genkernel will show you if it is a problem with the kernel configuration or if the problem is elsewhere.
 
Old 06-07-2015, 12:40 PM   #5
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Not really. Boot may be a little bit slower, but performance while running shouldn't. You can go for a custom kernel later on anyways, but using the genkernel will show you if it is a problem with the kernel configuration or if the problem is elsewhere.
Well it looks like it was my fault. Using genkernel I can now ping everything. This power is overwhelming, thanks.
 
  


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