Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.


  Search this Thread
Old 02-18-2004, 08:11 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: 15
Automatically Connect when cable is plugged in??

I have Fedora Core 1 installed and it works fine. I was able to connect to the Internet before.

I just had my laptop turned on and booted into Gnome. I did not plug the network cable in until it was already booted into Gnome. So I plugged the cable in and then tried to open Mozilla and go somewhere and I could not. Then I opened a shell and tried to ping and could not.

My question is, how come this was not detected automatically? Should I have to reboot to get this to work? What do I need to do?

Any help would be appreciated.
Old 02-18-2004, 08:30 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: Plymouth, England.
Distribution: Debian + Ubuntu
Posts: 4,358

Rep: Reputation: 57
Welcome to LQ.

You don't need to reboot. What has happened is that when it booted, it detected that there was no network connection (since the cable was unplugged) and so didn't start the network connections. To solve this, you need to start the network services. Open a terminal, change to the user root and run /etc/rc.d/init.d/network restart.

There is a programme you can install, if you wish, that will detect if the cable is plugged in after it has booted and do this for you. It is called netplugd.
Old 02-18-2004, 09:15 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 27

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Wow, that was quick!
Thank you for the response!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
if( ethernet-cable-is-plugged-in ) { ... mrtwice Linux - Networking 13 10-08-2006 02:57 PM
How to automatically connect to internet meteoric Linux - Networking 7 08-25-2005 08:12 PM
plugged in lan cable, still "not connected'' message shows New@Mandrake Linux - Networking 5 10-14-2004 11:56 AM
What happens when a network cable is plugged in ? balajipriya Linux - Networking 1 08-12-2004 09:10 AM
dhcpcd, no network cable plugged in meyert Slackware 3 04-28-2004 08:34 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:04 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration