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Old 08-08-2006, 08:24 PM   #1
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no ethernet connection

Hi all,

I am having trouble getting my laptop on an ethernet connection. I am using fedora core 3 (kernel 2.6.12-1.1376_FC3). First, I notice that when booting my machine I see the following:

Bringing up loopback interface [OK]
Bringing up interface eth0: [FAILED]

And, when I use the Network Configuration tool (Gnome) to activate the eth0 device, I get something like:

Determining IP information for eth0.../sbin/ifup: line 424: 4622 Terminated /sbin/dhclient ${DHCLIENTARGS} ${DEVICE} failed.

I installed a new driver (Broadcom Corp BCM4401 100Base-T), to no avail. Other diagnostic information include:

[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0D:56:A8:C0:56
inet6 addr: fe80::20d:56ff:fea8:c056/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:3594 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:113 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:236465 (230.9 KiB) TX bytes:28706 (28.0 KiB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:3435 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3435 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:3529142 (3.3 MiB) TX bytes:3529142 (3.3 MiB)

[root@localhost ~]# route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface * U 0 0 0 lo

There are three different resolv.conf files (I am using the default):


and each file contains only the following text:

; generated by NetworkManager, do not edit!

I added a line in the file:
to include the ethernet address

Now, I'm not sure what else to try. Any suggestions?

Thanks heaps,
Old 08-09-2006, 02:10 AM   #2
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i notice your eth0 doesn't have an ip address. maybe doing eth0 <ip_address> will help.
Old 08-22-2006, 06:10 AM   #3
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What's the DHCP server on the network it's attached to?

Have you tried:
  • dhclient
  • dhcpcd
  • pump

Generally only 1 is installed & working. All 3 ask the DHCP server for an IP address.


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