Please can you help me with some suggestions as to how to resolve a problem I have since I added a router to my setup. I'm running SabayonLinux on my Athlon 2600+. When connected to my cable modem directly I get a valid IP address and can access the web successfully and do everything I need.
However, I have added a Linksys WRT54GL to my PC. I'm connecting it via a Cat5 cable as it sits next to my PC, but when I boot my PC I'm no longer getting a valid IP address. KNetworkManager runs and I see the dialogue box saying it's requesting an IP address, but eventually it times out. When I run ifconfig to see what IP address I have, it shows a 169.254.xxx.xxx APIPA address.
My router is set-up as a DHCP server, which I have tested under Windows - it's only when I switch to use Sabayon that I seem to have the problem. I've also tried manually setting the IP address to 192.168.xxx.xxx via ifconfig but although it appears to update it, I still can't get any connection as I can't ping anything (except pinging my PC's own IP address) and I can't do a traceroute either.
Which log file should I be looking for to track down any error messages when the IP address request times out? KNetworkManager doesn't display any error via the GUI.
Also, should I have anything in etc/resolv.conf - I've looked and this file is empty, but I thought it should at least have the details of my DNS server.
Is there any command I can call to reset my NIC's configuration... I seem to remember a command called net-config (or something similar) but have drawn a blank in trying to find this in Sabayon.
Many thanks in advance.