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Old 12-13-2006, 07:41 AM   #1
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/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1:line1:eth_up: command not found

hello everybody,

Im a newbie and decided to try linux,i just installed Slackware 11 KDE desktop kernel 2.6.18, i have a dsl connection and would like to use dchp so i went and configure ifconfig but i was unable to connect the internet and i get this messages at boot.

/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1:line1:eth_up: command not found

im using a CNET PRO200 FAST ETHERNET ADAPTER for the lan card, im also providing you guys extra info about my computer;


eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:08:A1:1D:08:0B
inet6 addr: fe80::208:a1ff:fe1d:80b/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:1695 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:23 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:129644 (126.6 KiB) TX bytes:5752 (5.6 KiB)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xcc00

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)


Module Size Used by
i82365 23008 1
snd_seq_dummy 2948 0
snd_seq_oss 29056 0
snd_seq_midi_event 6016 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 43856 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 6540 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 42144 0
snd_mixer_oss 14976 1 snd_pcm_oss
ipv6 225248 12
sg 26780 0
pcmcia 30372 0
yenta_socket 24204 0
rsrc_nonstatic 10880 2 i82365,yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 34064 4 i82365,pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
capability 3464 0
commoncap 5504 1 capability
lp 9928 0
parport_pc 24260 1
parport 30152 2 lp,parport_pc
snd_intel8x0 28572 2
snd_ac97_codec 86944 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_ac97_bus 2176 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 67720 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 19460 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 42724 13 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd _timer
evdev 8192 0
soundcore 7264 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 7816 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
sis_agp 6148 1
agpgart 28208 1 sis_agp
i2c_sis96x 4868 0
shpchp 33052 0
psmouse 35464 0
serio_raw 5380 0
tulip 46368 0
pcspkr 2560 0


00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 645xx (rev 50)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge)
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 25)
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:07.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k HSFi Modem (rev 01)
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Davicom Semiconductor, Inc. 21x4x DEC-Tulip compatible 10/100 Ethernet (rev 40)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller:

I hope this would be helpfull and thank you in advance.


Last edited by darkoh; 12-13-2006 at 09:55 AM.
Old 12-15-2006, 10:10 AM   #2
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I don'tknow what to make of this. You may have already figured this much out -- there is a startup script trying to execute a command call eth_up, and it can't find such a command. So either the command doesn't exist or its location is not in the PATH variable the script is using.

Because this seems so stange, I am stretching for an explanation ... Am I correct that the 2.6.18 kernel is included as "experimental"? I am wondering if maybe this is a kink that hasn't been ironed out in the 2.6.18 installation.

You can check to see if there is any file on your system by that name. The quick way that might work is the command

locate eth_up

The sure fire way that will take a lot longer is, as root

find / -name eth_up 2> /dev/null

There is a space both before and after the first slash. The redirection (> sign) just prevents printing error messages that can crop up but really don't hurt anything.
Old 12-15-2006, 11:48 AM   #3
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1) eth_up (*_up) is not a command, but an argument when calling rc.inet1 (see rc.inet1 line 240).

Somewhere in the Slackware 11 install process it adds eth*_up to the top of the rc.inet1 script. I ran the install DVD three times and had eth_up on lines 1,2, and 3 of rc.inet1. This only causes boot to complain, but is not a problem otherwise. If you want to clear the boot complaint simply remove the eth_up line(s) from the top of /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1. But that is not what's causing your troubles.

2) Your ADSL is most likely using PPPoE. Meaning DHCP is useless to you.




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