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im having troule activating my card and getting on the internet.I read and reread the thread. I tried manually to set the ip as static ip's didnt work.
Following the other thread i made sure "alias eth0 8139too" was in /etc/modules.conf I ran "lsmod" as root and it is listed 8139too. so i didnt need to "modprobe 8139too" i used both "ifconfig" and when that didnt work i tired "service network restart" i checked /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcg-eth0 and it had
all in the file with some other stuff like the mac address.
then i tried to "ifup etho" to bring up eth0 and failed. I have a route for my host which is "127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.localdomain"
i can only ping myself thats it. this is all the info i have right now, if you
need any more data i can go back and copy all the error messages, but restarted
in xp to go on the net. Thanks for all those who will read this im sorry for its
my guess is that this is a dhclient problem (this a new dhcp client in Red Hat). i had a similar case on a laptop. RH8 can't get the proper settings from our company's dhcp server while installing slack 8.1 on the same laptop has no problems. slack is using dhcpcd (used by older RH releases).
if u want, u can try using a bootdisk that you can get here:
i am currently making the boot disk from leka, im guessing this is for an older version of dhcp that will work with my card.
RealTek RTL-8139, SMC EZ Card is the description of the ethernet card.
i have EXACTLY the same problem (im using the same card, and DHCP is being stupid, i have shaw internet and no router though), in network configuration, if i fill in static info, it lets me activate the device, but i can do anything (browse, ping, whatever) and if i set it on DHCP, it wont let me activate it. and, if i set it to a different setting, like bootp or dialup, then DHCP is greyed out, but i can select it...
did you ever get this working? (im really new to linux, so please excuse my stupidity)
ok, if like all you say: dchpdc don't work, try:
redhat has two dhcp clients, if you are using dhcpdc uninstall it rpm -e dhcpdc and install pump (second dhcp client) rpm -Uvh pump-*.rpm, i hope this work
ok, i tried to to the uninstall thing, and it said it wasnt installed, then i tried the installer one, and absolutely nothing happened, is that a good thing? (as i mentioned, im really new to linux) it still didnt work. (DHCP is greyed out sometimes in network configuration)
I never fully fixed my problem to have the dhcp activate when i turn on the computer, i have no clue why. I usually turn off dhcp when it boots because it will never connect, i usually have to wait like 3 minutes just for eth0 not to work. when i login i open up a terminal window and run SERVICE NETWORK RESTART then i run IFUP ETH0 which brings up the ethernet usually. I have no clue why icant get it to work at boot. I sometimes have to try to service netowrk restart a couple of times. So i got it working kinda, if anyone else help minimize this error so it doesnt waste more of my time. I also downloaded a patch for dhcp im not sure if it work, but maybe you can try it the file name is dhcp-3.0pl1-15.src.rpm its an rpm so it was easy to install. Hope this helps and mayeb helps me.
1.- check if you have dchp client installed: rpm -q dhclient
2.- pump now is no part of redhat 8, sorry, but you can download it from http://rpmfind.net
3.- for install use rpm -Uvh rpm-file
4.- for uninstall use rpm -e rpm
go to google and search the filename i gave you. You can also find you it at www.rpmfind.net i think. all you have to do is run it. i dont go into terminal to run the rpm i just double click and redhat 8 reads the package and installs it. thanks anymore questions post them.
ok, i did rpm -q dhclient, and i have something installed, i installed that patch, and it made no difference what-so-ever. this is getting reeaaaallly annoying. i also tried rpm -q dhcpdc, and that gave me nothing. i heard about it somewhere. somewhere... (gah, after a mailing list, 2 forums, and a chat room, i kinda forgot where) and i tried to install pump, but it said i needed rc-scripts to install it, so im gonna get that, and try...
edit: arg, now rc-scripts wants iproute and a few other errors came up, different packages all wanted /sbin/service, and i cant find that on rpmfind.net
edit: (again) argggg... turns out it wanted iproute2! and i have a file called /sbin/service.... im starting to lose faith in linux...
(and now i searched for iproute2, and i cant find it for RH!!!!)