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Old 02-14-2004, 07:42 PM   #1
Commish66
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Bringing up interface eth0: failed


I have been using Mandrake for 4 1/2 years, since TRYING to install 9.2, this would be my 9th attempt, never had a problem in the past like this.

My box has a Nvidia Genforce4, working but not fully optimized yet. Anyway checking my boot.log I get this message:
Bringing up interface eth0: failed

All my versions of Mandrake had auto detected & installed the tulip module in the past. In the Network & Internet setup it asks how I am set to the internet = Cable, in the past that was all I selected, this time I used the wizard - it said Lan connection- ethernet card(s) detected. Not sure what to do so I accepted the Lan setup, when I try Mozilla, it says cannot find the web address.

I need the internet connection so I can get the newest Nvidia drivers, and of course to get my e-mail, my wife wants me off her windoze box as soon as possible.

My 9.1 was running like a top, thought it was a good time to blow off my windoze & take the 20 gigs, not my best idea it seems

TIA
 
Old 02-14-2004, 10:17 PM   #2
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I had no problems with the etho set up... Just put in the correct IP address, Netmask & Gateway as asked... Setup does run you through etho and lan settings, in 10 beta you can get by just doing the etho settings ( different format )... 9.2 was my first Linux distro...
 
Old 02-14-2004, 10:46 PM   #3
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Try this line in your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file:

MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=yes

Last edited by Dr. Ephemeron; 02-14-2004 at 10:54 PM.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 01:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply DR. Ephemeron, I added this line - rebooted & it seems the same

lsmod gives me: "tulip 43968 1 (autoclean)"

ifconfig gives me: "eth0, eth:9 & lo" each of these headings read packages sent out & nothing returned

Any other possible suggestions

TIA
 
Old 02-15-2004, 02:06 PM   #5
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What does your ifcfg-eth0 have in it?

Is your ethernet card eth0 or eth9? Do you have 2 ethernet cards?

Post your ifconfig info.

Last edited by Dr. Ephemeron; 02-15-2004 at 02:10 PM.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 03:34 PM   #6
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getting the internet with mandrake 9.2

I had the exact same troubles as you.

From other threads mainly this one

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hlight=realtek

I tried entering

Code:
dchpcd eth0
This allowed me to get my internet running.

It doesn't start automatically and i'm still browsing the forums to come up with a solution.

Mandrake 9.2 was my 1st install so I'm guessing maybe I made a mistake at the installation level.

If anyone has any ideas as to why I'm not connecting to the net on 1st boot but can connect by running the above command I would sure appreciate the help.

cheers,

JAS
 
Old 02-15-2004, 04:40 PM   #7
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Dr Ephemeron,

the file ifcfg.etho reads:
DEVICE=etho
ONBOOT=yes
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=yes

ifconfig now reads:
LO Link encap: local Loopback
interadd: 127.0.0.1 mask:255.0.0.0
UP loopback Running MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets: 114 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets: 114 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carriers:0
Collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes: 7520 (7.3 kb) TX bytes: 7520 (7.3 kb)
I don't have eth0 any longer in this file

I have tulip as my ethernet card, there is 1 onboard of my asus motherboard, but that one has never surfaced in the past, only tulip

-When I run: #ifup eth0
Determing IP information for eth0... done'
/sbin/ifup: Line 433: 3804 Hang up /etc/init.d/tmdns reload >/dev/null 2>&1

-When I run: #dhcpcd eth0
/etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd.exe Line 27: .: filename argument required.: usage: .filename

Hope this hepls you,

TIA
 
Old 02-15-2004, 06:09 PM   #8
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I have:

DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=yes
ONBOOT=yes

Try the netmask and set MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=no and then if that don't work set it back to yes and try it.

I don't even have a /etc/dhcpc directory on my system.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 06:19 PM   #9
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Add this to /etc/modules.conf

alias eth0 tulip
 
Old 02-15-2004, 09:56 PM   #10
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alias eth0 tulip, was allready there
 
Old 02-15-2004, 10:48 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by Commish66
alias eth0 tulip, was allready there
hmmm well it is strange that you had eth0 at one time and now you don't... it's beyond me at this point why it don't work. Sorry.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 07:15 PM   #12
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So try adding to /etc/modules the single line: tulip

Reboot.

We, of course are assuming you are running a 2.4 kernel. 2.5+ changes the rules.
 
  


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