Re: dhclient & booting
On Monday 04 August 2008 22:25, Antonio Diaz wrote:
> Ok, I should have written a bit more. Maybe these points are helpful:
> * I've also installed Windows XP on my laptop and it works fine so I'm
> sure that the problem has to do with my linux configuration.
> * I've tested different kernel versions (three of them).
> * "dmesg" seems to say that the interface eth0 is fine. The module that
> the network card needs to work is being loaded successfully (sky2)
> * However, the wireless interface (wlan0) works fine. It gets an IP
> from the same DHCP server without any problem.
> * The "messages" file writes the following message whenever I attempt
> to get an IP: "no IPv6 routers present". I've been reading about it but
> people are not agree with this point. Some of them think that it is not
> important at all and others think that it's necessary to disable IPv6.
> For example:
There shouldn't be a problem with the absence of ipv6 routers.
> The most strange point is that sometimes the network card gets an IP
> without problem... but very few times.
I'd say there's a problem with the driver. That sky2 module may have a bug.
Can you replace this NIC with a different one or plug an additional one in to
work around this?
> Thank you for your reply. I'd appreciate any help.
> Shachar Or escribió:
> > On Monday 04 August 2008 00:56, Antonio Diaz wrote:
> >> Hi
> >> I'm using Debian Sid (kernel 2.6.26). I need to configure the eth0 so
> >> it uses the dhcp. In my case the "dhclient" never gets response at boot
> >> time. Later, I have to restart the service "/etc/init.d/networking" to
> >> get a IP. Sometimes I've also problems at this point. I don't not why
> >> but sometimes I've to restart this service several times in order to get
> >> a IP. May be it's because of the network module but it's also true that
> >> it works fine whenever I configure it to use static ip address.
> > Could be a problem with the dchp server. Have you tested the dhcp server
> > with a different client; a different machine?
> > Could be a problem with the network adapter or the module. Try a
> > different adapter in the box?
> > Try a different kernel?
> > Try a different dhcp client?
> > Have you any iptables rules set that could interfere?
> > Did you check dmesg?
> > Perhaps try to change the interface's mac address?
> >> To configure the "eth0" interface I write the following lines in the
> >> "interfaces" file:
> >> auto eth0
> >> iface eth0 inet dhcp
> > This seems fine. Is there anything else in the file that could interfere?
> >> I'd appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.
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