The rc.inet1 process seems to not always pick up my dhcp address. Things seem to load so fast that it sometimes misses picking up an ip address for me.
I took out the timer in rc.inet1 so it sits there a long(er) time but still no ip address (sometimes)....
Is there another way to make sure that an ip address is actually found before the system moves on from rc.inet1/rc.inet1.conf?? And it would be nice to see that it has found something when it stops at that point. I see nothing other than the long pause.
Than off it goes and finishes loading and sometimes there is no ip. (ugh....).
I have tried adding /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart to my /etc/rc.d/rc.local file.
And that seems to work, but seems like an ugly way to get around my problem.
Does anyone have any suggestions to keep things clean but working the way slackware is supposed to work.
By the way - I read the other question posed a while back about the same problem as mine but can't seem to see a solution in there for me. At least mine works sometimes but since I am away a lot, and my machine reboots once in a while I would like it to be back on the internet whenever it does reboot. You know, when I am not here..
I have also seen a lot of people having the same problem here, without ever finding a solution to this problem.
It's always the same, the dhcp server keeps timing out, and the dhpc client never gets an ip assigned. I've experienced this on both Slackware and Gentoo, so I don't think this has anything to do with Slackware in particular. The strange thing is, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It seems completely random.
It's definitely not a problem with the physical connection to the internet; I'm running Slackware in a virtual machine on a Windows XP host, and the host never has any problems connecting to the dhcp server.
Hmm, on second thought, once both my host and my virtual installation of Slackware get their respective ips, both of them can connect to the internet at the same time. Meaning, that at some point there are two leases in use.
This is really strange..
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