Activation of network connection failed in Dell Inspirion 1564
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Distribution: Slackware 32- & 64-bit Stable
This might seem kinda dumb, but have you hit the function key to turn on the radio? My laptop, a Dell 1750 has this radio tower looking icon on the f2 function key -- dang thing has to be switched every so often.
Other than that, have you tried looking at your "inetd.conf" file (somewhere in /etc.