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Old 03-20-2005, 05:26 PM   #1
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eth0 won't find IP on boot


I have DSL with Verizon and use Slackware 10/10.1. I've noticed that my pc and my laptop will not configure my DHCP IP address when I boot (I use the same modem for both pcs). I've set it up as DHCP numerous times with netconfig. The following will sometimes get me online (no guarantees):

ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig eth0 up
DHCPCD eth0

My NIC cards are automatically setup with the IP address in other distros, so I know my hardware is good. What can I do with Slack so that happens?
 
Old 03-20-2005, 05:59 PM   #2
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Did you do.
Code:
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1
and
Code:
and /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 start
?
 
Old 03-20-2005, 07:09 PM   #3
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/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 start wouldn't configure an IP address.

With my laptop, I can see/hear when my NIC PCMCIA card is found during boot. If when it's found I turn on my DSL modem, then it (sometimes) sets up an IP address and I see it.

With my desktop, I don't know when during the boot phase it finds the IP address because I never see it. The only way I do get an IP address is if I had been on the internet with another OS before rebooting into Slackware.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 12:04 PM   #4
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im not having this problem, i was having a problem just getting a connection period but i ended up just reinstalling slack and everthing started working - weird thing is the files i edited to get it to work never changed so im thinkin it was a problem much deeper than conf files


did this problem ever get solved?
 
Old 03-23-2005, 12:48 PM   #5
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nope never solved my eth0 problem-I've had it since I started using Slack 10.0....9 months ago. I've read a lot of info in my Slackware book and here in the mean time. Nothing seems to work.

I was only able to get my PCMCIA NIC card to work on my old Compaq Presario laptop by turning my modem on when I hear the beep indicating that the PCMCIA card was found. And even when I do this, it only finds an IP address half the time.

On my desktop, my NIC card is only configured with an IP address if I re-boot from another OS that set my NIC card up.

I'm thinking about compiling a new kernel to see if that solves my problem. I have used the 2.4.26 and 2.4.29 kernels-I'll try 2.6.11 next.
 
  


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