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Old 01-12-2004, 09:27 PM   #1
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eth0 removed from ifconfig after dhcpcd eth0


I have an SMC EtherEZ (8416). At boot, it shows it being detected with isapnp. At first when I do an ifconfig, it is not listed. After doing a modprobe smc-ultra, it says it found the etherez, and following this it shows eth0 in ifconfig with the device. It does not have an inet address listed so I do a dhcpcd eth0 to try to set it up for DHCP. After this it seems to be removed from ifconfig and doing another modprobe doesn't work. There is a little pause after the dhcpcd eth0 and then it returns me to the root prompt without saying anything. The internet still doesn't work. Anybody have this problem before?

Old 01-13-2004, 07:32 PM   #2
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After a fresh install of Red Hat 9.0, it still does not work. The first time I installed Red Hat 9.0 a little while ago everything worked fine, but now it fails on bringing up eth0. What could possibly cause my internet to work in windows but not work in all distros of linux (especially when it used to work in Red Hat)? Their tech support doesn't offer linux help so this board is my last hope =(
Old 01-13-2004, 08:02 PM   #3
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edijt your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 and make your file read:


then commands such as ifup and ifdown will work. However, you should be able to request an ip address upon boot successfully.
Old 01-15-2004, 08:21 PM   #4
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That information was correct in that file. It actually gets stuck on determining IP address. It just hangs and then gives me failed. When I try to manually put the IP address information in, it gives me an OK at bringing up eth0 on boot, but I still can't connect to the internet or anything.


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