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Old 11-11-2008, 07:54 PM   #1
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No carrier detected? Slack 12.1, LAN

Ok, so I can't connect to the internet on my Slack 12.1 install, and I've added in the details in the rc.inet1.conf, which now looks like:
# Config information for eth0:

# Default gateway IP adress:

Ok, I had to manually input these myself. After that I did a /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart, and then I get this:
Polling for DHCP server on interface eth0:
No carrier detected on eth0. Reducing DHCP timeout to 10 seconds.
dhcpcd: MAC address = 00:1e:8c:6d:0e:4a
I cannot figure out what's wrong... >.>

So I went to my routers page, and then I looked at the status:
Firmware Version:	v1.52.0, Jan. 16, 2007 	 	 
Current Time:	Tue, Nov 11 2008 18:41:33
MAC Address:    00:18:39:CB:9C:C2	 	 
Router Name:	WRT54GS	 	 
Host Name:		 	 
Domain Name:	 	 	 

Login Type: Automatic Configuration - DHCP	 	 
IP Address: :P	 	 
Subnet Mask:	 	
Default Gateway:	 	
DNS 1:	 	 
DNS 2:	 	 
DNS 3:	 	 
MTU:	        1500

As you can see, my router doesn't have an assigned host name.
Even after changing my subnet mask and default gateway in the rc.inet1.conf file to what's shown on my router, I get the same error.
The internal IP address is the same one (last time I checked) as the one that's on my WORKING Vista drive. Would the IP address I assigned make a difference whether or not that's the correct IP address for the machine?
Otherwise, help!!! Please?
Old 11-11-2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:19 PM   #3
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This would help if I was using wireless... but I'm not... so...
Yeah, dhcpcd doesn't really do anything:
 dhcpcd eth0
Just makes the computer not give me a terminal in response, for about 30 seconds, and then I get a terminal. It's not a hardlock or anything, the terminal just doesn't give me a "bash-3.1#" prompt...


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