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Old 01-05-2012, 06:26 AM   #1
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net.eth0 problem


I've been building a Gentoo OS and mostly overcome problems along the way. Finally I rebooted and have a partially working system. Networking is not working. If I do
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cd /etc/init.d
ls -a
I see net.eth0 flashing red.
If I do
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less net.eth0
I get
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net.eth0: No such file or directory
If I do
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ln -s net.lo net.eth0
I get
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ln: failed to create a symbolic link 'net.eth0': File exists
What's happening here? Does it exist or does it not?
I am new to all this, my main OS being Pardus (easy beginners distro) so would appreciate if you treat me as a novice, I am at the lower end of the learning curve.
 
Old 01-05-2012, 08:27 AM   #2
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It may be that you simply need to start the interface. Try this as root:
Code:
 /etc/init.d/net.eth0 stop
 /etc/init.d/net.eth0 start
If that doesn't work, here are instructions from the Gentoo documentation:
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...?part=4&chap=1

Good luck.
 
Old 01-05-2012, 08:51 AM   #3
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I keep getting the
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No such file or directory
message, so cannot start or stop. I've already been to the page you suggested, but no help. Problem still exists.
 
Old 01-05-2012, 09:50 AM   #4
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Could you show me the output of the following?
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cd /etc/init.d
I am asking cause the sym link may exist, yet the original file it is supposed to point to may not exist.

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 01-05-2012, 10:07 AM   #5
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@corp769

Contents of /etc/init.d are as follows:

bootmisc
consolefont
crypto-loop
devfs
dhcpcd
dmesg
fsck
functions.sh
git-daemon
hostname
hwclock
keymaps
killprocs
local
localmount
mdev
modules
mount-ro
mtab
net.eth0 (still flashing red)
net.lo
netmount
network
nscd
numlock
procfs
pydoc-2.7
pydoc-3.1
reboot.sh
root
rsyncd
savecache
shutdown.sh
sshd
staticroute
swap
swclock
sysctl
sysfs
syslog-ng
termencoding
udev
udev-dev-tarball
udev-mount
udev-postmount
urandom
 
Old 01-05-2012, 10:12 AM   #6
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Oops, major typo! Sorry about that.... Post the output of the following for me:
Code:
ls -al /etc/init.d/*
 
Old 01-05-2012, 10:18 AM   #7
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I removed net.eth0 and symlinked again and this has stopped it flashing. Hopefully I can move forward now
 
Old 01-05-2012, 10:53 AM   #8
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How did you symlink it in the first place? And what was it originally linked to?
 
Old 01-05-2012, 12:59 PM   #9
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To be honest I'm not sure what I did. I've been trying various things to get the network up and running, some from the Gentoo handbook and some based on what I've read in forums. Not sure how I ended up in that position. I'm still not networked, but I seem to be making progress. At least ifconfig now shows RX packets and TX packets. Previously there were none. As I said earlier, I am a complete noob, but I'll get there in the end. Gentoo is just a project for me to try and improve my understanding of how Linux works, so I've got plenty of time.
 
  


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