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It appears that your boot scripts have been modified somehow. "eth_up" does not appear anywhere in the default rc.inet1 script, though it was used in Slackware 10.1 and previous, as I recall. Somehow you have it being referenced in your Slackware 11 system, which simply will not work.
You will likely want to reinstall the tcpip package from the Slackware CD (or from a mirror online) to replace the file with the correct version.
Stop. I believe you don't need to reinstall.
Firstly run netconfig (you should run as root from terminal). I had these errors earlier in Slack 10.2 until I heavily modified my system. However I don't know which thing caused them. But they didn't break my network connection so they shouldnt have broken yours.
Sendmail hangs up because it waits until it gets response that connection to outside world is available.
Last edited by Alien_Hominid; 05-15-2007 at 04:28 PM.
There really isn't any reason not to just reinstall the tcpip package if he is getting errors with his boot scripts. Assuming he has not modified them (and apparently he has not) it isn't like there is anything he will lose.