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Re: dhcp with pcmcia

On Wed, 21 Mar 2001, Chris Halls wrote:

> Erm, actually I have the opposite experience:  My 3com Megahertz 3CCFEM556BI
> does not work with pump, either the Potato or Woody versions.  But dhclient
> works OK with the card.
> It's definitely Pump, not my machine configuration: I have a 3com 3c589c
> that works with both pump and dhclient.
I havn't followed this thread but this notice might help perhaps a little.

After upgrading my perfectly working laptop (perfectly working = working
with DHCP in the institute and working with fixed IP at home) I had very
big problems.  The lesser problem was that I had to type pump manually
now in the institute (DHCP).  The big problem was, that my network was
unavailable at all at home.  After several hours I found out that I have
to do
    ifup lo eth0
manually (and do this explicitely -  ifup -a didn't work either).  If
I did a /etc/init.d/networking start nothing happened, i.e. ifconfig
showed no output.  This is really strange and I havn't any explanation
for this behaviour.  Seems I have to do some research.

Perhaps you try this manually and get the same?

Kind regards


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