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Old 12-21-2003, 08:45 PM   #1
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When I boot up my computer, I simply run dhcpcd and it configures my interface just fine, and I'm connected to my cable provider. However, when my connection drops for some reason ( maybe when it tries to renew the lease? ), I shut down the dhcpcd server, and the interface comes down with it. But whenever I try to re-run dhcpcd after its gone down, it times out and i get an error something like "/etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd.exe : file argument must be a config file" and no matter what I screw with I cant get it to reconnect me. I have to restart linux and start over from scratch.

Do I have to flush my device or connection or something?

Any help would be appreciated, its very frustrating having to restart just to reconnect to the internet. I may as well be using Windows!

~Andrew M Dietz
Old 12-22-2003, 12:37 AM   #2
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You should never need to kill the dhcpcd daemon.

There are actually several versions of Linux that people use, On some of them you can use this command..

ifup eth0

You will need to give more info on what you have and what's in your log files.
Old 12-27-2003, 09:07 AM   #3
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I also have a wierd dhcpcd problem. When I start my system it starts just fine, but when I shut down the system the bootscript can never kill dhcpcd because it's already stopped.
Old 12-27-2003, 10:58 PM   #4
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Maybe the interface was already brought down.
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