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Old 08-25-2003, 01:07 PM   #1
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simple question...

i finally got my ethernet working, but if I want it to work I need to do the following:

ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig eth0 up
dhcpcd eth0

on startup it looks like dhcpcd is ran b4 nvnet.o is loaded also, and there's a dhcpcd error.

how do I fix this so my eth0 works off the bat, and I don't have to type the above every time I reboot?

Old 08-25-2003, 02:59 PM   #2
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Can you tell if your module for you card is being loaded after dhcpd is running at bootup? If so, you'll just need to edit your startup scripts to load the module first before dhcpd is loaded, etc.
Old 08-25-2003, 03:31 PM   #3
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I use slack and I do not see why it does not work, however here is a way to use your fix as a very ugly hack/fix (it will work, juts not pretty)
edit the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file
add your 3 commands to the bottom only change them liek so:
ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig eth0 up
dhcpcd -t 10 -d eth0 # this will make dhcp time out after 10 seconds so that if you disconnect the computer it won't sit and wait for 10 minuts. then -d is how to specify what device using flags.


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