Re: 2.4.20 kernel and RTL8139
On Tue, 15 Apr 2003, Rogier Wolff wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 02:12:37PM +0200, Alexander Borghgraef wrote:
> > I'm having a problem getting my on-board NIC to work with the
> > 2.4.20 > kernel. I was using Debian with the old 2.2 kernel, under
> > which the > network card worked fine. Then I upgraded to the 2.4.20
> > kernel, and > suddenly I'm unable to connect to the dhcp
> > server. Using lilo to boot > the old kernel still works fine.
> > Before you ask, yes I did include the 8139 card in menuconfig. When
> > > I run ifconfig, eth0 appears in the list alongside lo (loopback
> > device), > but it doesn't get an IP address like it did in
> > 2.2. Pinging the network > card (127.0.0.1) works, but that's lo I
> > guess? Has anyone had similar > problems, and if so, how do you
> > solve them?
> Hi Alex,
> Unlike what the others are suggesting, your ethernet card seems to work
> just fine.
> If you used to run 2.2, you're likely to run a dhcpcd that is slightly
> outdated. 2.4 changed something about routing that requires a small
> fix in dhcpcd. You could upgrade dhcpcd.
Forgive my ignorance, but is dhcpcd the same as dhclient. I tried
'dhcpcd' and 'man dhcpcd', and got nothing. Dhclient is there, but it
times out. Does this mean that I don't even have dhcpcd installed, or
is it just the name of a package dhclient belongs to?
> Or you can do:
> route add 255.255.255.255 eth0
> before you start dhcpcd. If I remember correctly that is the
Same question as above: do I run 'route... && dhclient eth0' or do
I need an actual command 'dhcpcd'? If I get this to work, how do I
get debian to do it at boottime?
In any case, thanks for the info.