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Old 01-09-2005, 11:04 PM   #1
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Red Hat 9 and dhclient


I have a strange problem. I cannot connect to the interent or even obtain an IP address. My ethernet network adater is detected and listed as eth0 which is correct because I have only one network device. Now when I log in as a normal user I can't even abtain an IP address, but when I log in as root and run the command
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dhclient eth0
I am assigned an IP address and connect to my cable internet service perfectly. I am wondering how do I get the system to keep these settings? because everytime I restart I have to re-type the above command for me to obtain an IP address. In the network config box I have it set to activate when the computer starts and Its set to obtain an IP address automatically with dhcp. On the DNS tab I have it set the primary DNS to 192.168.2.1(my router) and DNS search path to Belkin and my hostname is localhost.localdomain. It works with these settings after I run this cmd:
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dhclient eth0
but when I restart I cannot connect anymore even though my settings are still exactly the same in the network config window. To get it to work again I have to type this cmd from the terminal on every re-boot as a root user
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dhclient eth0
I was running SuSE 9.1 personal and that OS could connect to my network and internet just fine with no user interaction, the only reason I got rid of that OS is because it has no devel tools at all. Can someone please help me??? THis is really frustrating because I am typing this message right now on the problem red hat system, but I know as soon as I restart I will lose my connection and have to re-type
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dhclient eth0
from a terminal arrgggg
 
Old 01-10-2005, 09:37 AM   #2
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though i don't know how to do this
i think there is a tool that lets you run a specific command at startup
or u could create a script, and have that script run everytime u startup

i know its not very helpful, but maybe if u did some googling ud find something
 
Old 01-10-2005, 11:03 PM   #3
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Originally posted by rksprst
though i don't know how to do this
i think there is a tool that lets you run a specific command at startup
or u could create a script, and have that script run everytime u startup

i know its not very helpful, but maybe if u did some googling ud find something
thanks for responding, do you have any idea why Red Hat would have this problem?
 
Old 01-11-2005, 04:29 AM   #4
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i have no idea why it would have this problem.

also you have a .xinitrc file in your home folder for starting kde or whatever window manager you choose,
i think (though not sure cause it has nothing to do with a window manger) that you can put dhclient ath0 in there and that it will run the script on startup

sorry i cant be more helpful, but hope it helps
 
Old 01-11-2005, 05:38 AM   #5
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have you compiled your kernel with the right support? this is surely a loong shot, but i had a similar problem a few days ago. it was solved by compiling network support as modules.
 
Old 01-14-2005, 10:25 AM   #6
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Originally posted by rksprst
i have no idea why it would have this problem.

also you have a .xinitrc file in your home folder for starting kde or whatever window manager you choose,
i think (though not sure cause it has nothing to do with a window manger) that you can put dhclient ath0 in there and that it will run the script on startup

sorry i cant be more helpful, but hope it helps
Thanks for the tip, I'll try it and post back
when you said ath0 you ment eth0 right?

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Old 01-14-2005, 10:30 AM   #7
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In a terminal as root netconfig eth0
 
Old 01-14-2005, 10:31 AM   #8
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ok thanks
 
Old 01-14-2005, 06:01 PM   #9
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Thanks for the tip, I'll try it and post back
when you said ath0 you ment eth0 right?
yeah eth0

for me its ath0...
 
  


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