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Old 08-26-2004, 06:36 PM   #1
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very newbie, help with setting up ethernet port on mepis


first, i'm a total newbie at this stuff, so you'll need to walk me through everything step by step...

that said, i can't get my eth0 port started up on mepis 3.10.2003. i go into the MEPIS system center and click on "network interfaces," but my eth0 port is listed as down and cannot collect an ip address from the dhcp server. does this mean i'm missing ethernet controller drivers? how should i get connected?

and i know it's a configuration thing, because this machine is dual-boot and windows networking works fine.

my setup:
dell inspiron 1100 notebook
256 ram
20gb hd (12 windows, 7.5 linux)
Windoze xp
MEPIS 3.10.2003 linux
lilo bootloader

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Old 08-26-2004, 07:07 PM   #2
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i have never even seen mepis so i cant guide you how to configure your ethernet device via its gui

However i can tell you the bash command which will do your job

open a shell and type this command

ifconfig eth0 <your ip address> up

then type ifconfig again to verify ur ip address
 
Old 08-26-2004, 07:12 PM   #3
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Code:
user@machine$ su
Password:
root@machine# ifconfig eth0 up
root@machine# dhcpcd eth0
root@machine# ifconfig
eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:90:64:F3:AD:C1
          inet addr:67.x.x.x  Bcast:255.255.255.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:223043 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:28297 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:50511841 (48.1 Mb)  TX bytes:3702196 (3.5 Mb)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:480 (480.0 b)  TX bytes:480 (480.0 b)

root@machine# ping linuxquestions.org
You should get replies.........
 
Old 08-26-2004, 07:13 PM   #4
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i typed "ifconfig eth0 <a valid ip address for my network> up" and i got the following message:

SIOCSIFADDR: Permission denied
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Permission denied
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Permission denied

i assume this means that i don't have the right to declare a static ip, eh?
 
Old 08-26-2004, 07:15 PM   #5
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when i type: dhcpcd eth0
i get the response: bash: dhcpcd: command not found
 
Old 08-26-2004, 07:19 PM   #6
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when i type: dhcpcd eth0
i get the response: bash: dhcpcd: command not found

ignoring this, ifconfig now gives me something very much like what you have for eth0, but it doesn't say NOTRAILERS, the entire second line (with ip address, mask, etc.) isn't there, and all the packets=0. it also finishes with "Interrupt:11"
 
Old 08-26-2004, 07:47 PM   #7
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i think you need the root account to do this....any way dhcpcd is a dhcp client...

You can get it from

http://www.phystech.com/ftp/dhcpcd-1.3.22-pl4.tar.gz

you can contact us again ..if you need instrustions on installing it

Best of luck
 
Old 08-26-2004, 07:50 PM   #8
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sorry i did'nt mention you 'll also need the following patch

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/patc...-pl4-fhs.patch

compile it with
 
  


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