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Re: [SLE] eth0 once again...this time it's better
  • From: Nick Selby <php@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 15:09:31 +0200
  • Message-id: <200207181509.31075.php@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 18 July 2002 15:03, you wrote:
> On Thursday 18 July 2002 05:47, Nick Selby wrote:
> > However, when I restarted the machine, eth0 failed again on startup.
>
> When you say failed, do you mean it wasn't able to get an address via DHCP?
> Or do you mean something else?

No, I mean that in the log it said starting,...

lo.....................done
eth0..................failed

>
> AFAIK, if you connect to the internet using PPPoE (if you have a user name
> and password for your DSL service, then it is likely that you are using
> this method), you need to have the PPP service started before you network
> card will get its address. This might cause the DHCP service to fail on
> startup.

The username and password are stored on the router. The linux box is set up
for dhcp, and gets IP and name server from the router.

>
> Again, if this is not what's happening, let me know.

I'm open to any and all suggestions!

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