[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Network is unreachable (bcm4400)

Thanks Howell! I recompiled the kernel with DHCP support and everything works 
fine now. I was a little bit confused with kernel documentation as it says 
that this option is needed only for booting diskless machines off the 
network, but it seems that you can't use DHCP without it at all.


On August 5, 2003 05:00, you wrote:
> Sure. I am assuming you are using a 2.4.x kernel. Under networking
> options there is a section that says IP DHCP Support. Say yes. There is
> also a guy above that that says Socket Filtering. Say yes to him to. I
> think all should be well if you do that.
> A way to test to see if you have those options enabled would be to
> somthin like
> cat /usr/src/linux/.config | grep CONFIG_PACKET
> cat /usr/src/linux/.config | grep CONFIG_FILTER
> i am assuming your kernel source is in /usr/src/linux. if it isnt just
> give it the path to your kernel source directory.
> cheers
> -Howell
> Slaven Peles wrote:
> >I think I don't have (A). I was looking in /var/log/messages and I get
> > error message saying:
> >dhclient-2.2.x: socket: Protocol not available - make sure CONFIG_PACKET
> > and CONFIG_FILTER are defined in your kernel configuration!
> >
> >Could you tell me please where do I turn on dhcp support in kernel, or at
> >least where should I start looking first? I got pretty much everthing else
> >(sound, acpi,...) so I guess with a little advice I could fix this.
> >
> >Many thanks,
> >Slaven
> >
> >On August 5, 2003 04:09, you wrote:
> >>A) Do you have kernel level dhcp configuration turend on in the kernel?
> >>B) Do you have DHClient installed?
> >>
> >>cheers
> >>-Howell
> >>
> >>Slaven Peles wrote:
> >>>Hi,
> >>>
> >>>I have a strange problem with my bcm4400 network card which came with my
> >>>laptop. I compiled kernel 2.4.21 with latest bcm4400 driver (borrowed
> >>>sources from sid) on a woody system. Kernel modul is installed properly
> >>>and ifconfig shows that eth0 is up. It seems that system for some reason
> >>>fails to establish DHCP connection. When I boot it immediately reports
> >>>that network is up and moves along, yet any attempt to ping anything
> >>>gives me "Network is unreachable" message.
> >>>
> >>>To make things even more wierd, if I boot system with my installation
> >>>kernel 2.4.18-bf2.4 (for which I compiled bcm driver too) everything
> >>>works perfectly?!
> >>>
> >>>If anyone has an idea what might be wrong, please help me out with this.
> >>>Thanks,
> >>>Slaven
> >>>
> >>>p.s.
> >>>Please cc me, I'm not currenly on the list.

Reply to: