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Old 06-11-2004, 03:48 PM   #1
Lui
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Unhappy eth0 problem - system saying "check cable?"


Hi,

I've installed Fedora 1 as 2nd OS on a desktop (Aptiva PC).

Win2K has no problems with the network card.

Fedora reports a problem detected on the eth0 and suggests "check cable?" upon boot up.

I'm remote (at work), thus can't send more info at this time...

Hopefully, someone has already encountered and solved this before.

Thanks!
 
Old 06-11-2004, 03:57 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Many people have experienced things like this but there is very little that can be done without more specs such as the make/model of the network card in question. Perhaps you can post those when you get home along with the output from:
dmesg | grep eth
lsmod
lspci
 
Old 06-11-2004, 05:53 PM   #3
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Hi David,

This is good. I didn't even know what tools or how to generate the 'right kind' of information that people would need to help me out... thanks for your list of suggestions, this is a good start.

I'll try it out and post the results when I get home... Thanks!
 
Old 06-11-2004, 07:38 PM   #4
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Whooppeee! I'm on the net!

I tried the tools that you suggested David, but I didn't see anything wrong, based on the outputs.

Then I remembered that this is *nix, and that you basically do everything yourself... so I decided configuring eth0... gave static ip, mask, gateway ... then bam! I was able to activate eth0!

Must I give static IP? Can't I get IP from home network DHCP?

Thanks for the education David! 8-)
 
Old 06-12-2004, 01:12 PM   #5
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You can use dhcp if you like. Take a look at this man page:
man dhclient
 
Old 06-12-2004, 04:07 PM   #6
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dhclient does look like the thing I need ... but how do I set it up? How do I load it upon boot up?
 
  


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