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Old 02-27-2004, 06:52 AM   #1
ygnas
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Can't get internet working on Slackware 9.1, kernel 2.4.22, realtek 8139 with dhcp


Hi,
Got this problem here:
DHCPD[rand-numer]: Timed-out waiting for a valid response
I'm on slack 9.1, kernel 2.4.22, NIC: Realtek 8139 i use a direct cable to connect to the internet, my dns servers/gateways/ip are assigned by dhcp, dhcp is working because i have internet on XP. I've Read the other posts @ LQ.org, none worked. I tried to add dns servers to resolv.conf and netconfig eth0 again. Also my NIC is recognized so i don't know what else can be wrong. Please help me.

ygnas

P.S. I'm a newbie be patient :)
 
Old 02-27-2004, 07:03 AM   #2
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how do you connect to the internet?

you say NIC and then say diecect cable connection.

are you on cable with a network card in the pc?
 
Old 02-27-2004, 07:49 AM   #3
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I connect using dhcp, with an ethernet card.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 08:15 AM   #4
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then you should be able to do

ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig eth0 -dynamic up
dhcpcd -B

see what you get from that.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 08:54 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot! I owe you. Could you please explain what dhcpd -B does? And what's the difrecne between ifconfig eth0 up and ifconfig eth0 -dynamic up?
Thanks again.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 09:11 AM   #6
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ifconfig is the tool for setting your network addapters config

ifconfig eth0 up bring the adapter up but if you use ifconfig eth0 -dynamic up it tells the adapter it will be getting a dynamic ip address.

dhcpcd is the tool for getting a dynamic ip address from the dhcp server so
when dhcpcd -B is used it sends out a request for an IP address.
 
Old 03-02-2004, 11:06 AM   #7
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Thanks also. This should be the end to my first Slack problem. Otherwise an excellent install.
 
  


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