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Old 06-02-2004, 03:44 PM   #1
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USb NIC problem with SuSE 9.0

I recently installed SuSE 9.0 on the machine that is now a dual boot with XP and SuSE. The NIC I am using is HP USB Nic. This computer is connected to the Internet through broadband Cable. The problem I seem to be having is that when I boot up, DHCP doesnt get the IP address and thus I cant get online. However, I can get it to work by opening Konsole and then logging on as a SU, I type in DHCPCD and starting it manually. It seems to work fine after that untill I reboot again. I have to do this everytime I boot up. I dont know why this is happening. Does it have anything to do with the fact that I have a USB Nic? or is it SuSE 9.0 specific? I used to SuSE 9.1 LIve CD and also Knoppix Live CD just to see if I get the same problem but I dont and DHCP seems to run fine.
Any suggestions? I am very new to Linux and I dont know what I can do. I tried to do the fixed IP in Yast NIC option but that didnt work either. I have no problem with XP either so I am open to all suggestions and will appreciate everyones help.
Old 06-03-2004, 05:30 PM   #2
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Old 06-04-2004, 02:26 AM   #3
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COuld just be a timing issue with usb brought up after networking or something like that.

You could try entering the command you use to start the network into
wherever rc.local is on your system possibly /etc/rc.local
Old 06-04-2004, 09:36 AM   #4
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This simple script can be the solution:

#! /bin/sh

# Brings up the dchpcd USB:


echo "Done!"

The script just does what you do manually in the command line.

Save it to a text file, give it exec permission, own it to root/root and save it to /etc/init.d
Then, open yast2, go to System > runlevel editor and choose expert mode.
YouŽll see your script there! Just tick the box to run the script in the runlevel 3 and 5 and save it. Reboot and see if the boot process runs your script and if it grabs an IP ok.



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