[svlug] No Networking In Gentoo

Jeff Walter jeffw at gentoo.org
Sun Apr 9 10:05:28 PDT 2006

Lord Sauron wrote:
> Anyways, the networking isn't working.  My current networking model is
> to auto-negotiate via the DHCP Host, however, when Gentoo goes to
> bring eth0 on-line, it fails to get an IP address and other such
> things.
<snip />
> My best guess is that the thing is not trying to auto-negotiate with
> the DHCP.  When the DHCP refuses my machines, the thing still tries to
> ping with various timeouts, which takes a long time.  On this machine,
> however, it just zips by without getting a IP.  I'm really concerned,
> because this machine is my server, and I want to have it up and
> running so that the moment I get a static IP to begin hosting I can
> just plug it in and go.

     When the system tries to start eth0, are there any error messages?  Can you 
run `dhcpcd` or `dhclient` from the command line by hand?  What happens if you 
do an `ifconfig -a`?

Jeff Walter
jeffw at gentoo.org

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