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Old 04-02-2004, 11:47 PM   #1
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eth0 failure

at startup on my MDK 9.2 machine it goes through and starts everything up but it always fails on the eth0. I am hoping to start the endevour into wireless networking in linux tomorrow and was wonder is this going to be a problem -- ithink it is and how do i go about fixing it
Old 04-03-2004, 12:37 AM   #2
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It shouldn't be a problem.

I had this same problem in Fedora FC1. Since they're both based on Red Hat, our problems might be the same.

My eth0 error started showing up after I attemped to update my kernel to 2.6. I had an alias eth0 statements in my both /etc/modprobe.conf and /etc/modules.conf. I removed the statement from one of the files (I think modules.conf) and I quit getting the error.

I don't know if this will solve your problem or not, but it's worth a try. Just remember to backup whatever file you edit incase my idea doesn't work
Old 04-03-2004, 02:08 AM   #3
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It could be configuration. Is it setup for dhcp and is there a connection?
Old 04-03-2004, 04:16 AM   #4
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in a console, type:


if you find broadcom in there as your wireless chip, that's the reason. Broadcom doesn't have Linux drivers. That's not as bad as it sounds, head over to and search for ndiswrapper. Install that, and you'll be up and running again. (Hopefully, that is, but it's worked well for me so far.)
Old 04-03-2004, 04:52 AM   #5
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it WILL be a dhcp problem

go to the menu and find where you can edit your ethernet card details.

probably "network device control" or something similar

then change if from a dhcp ip to a static one with details like for the ip for the subnet mask

Old 04-03-2004, 10:37 AM   #6
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mdk 10 does the samething...

watching it load it always fails on eth0, but guess what, i can still access the internet through my network, so i don't get it....i just ignore

i know it's a bug i read about somewhere with mdk10


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