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SubjectRe: dhcp problem with realtek 8139 clone with rh 7.1
"Michael K. Johnson" wrote:
>
> In linux-kernel, you wrote:
> >I have som problem with my realtek 8139 clone. It won't work with dhcp
> >against my isp. I've just installed redhat 7.1 on a i386 with to (exactly
> >the same) network cards, one that should be connected to my isp, and one
> >to
> >the local network. My local network works fine, but when I try to start
> >eth0
> >(which is the card connecting to my isp) I get
> >
> >Determining IP configuration... Operation failed.
> > failed.
> >
> >If I manually try to run 'pump -i eth0' I also get Operation failed.
>
> This sounds more like pump failing to negotiate dhcp properly than
> like a failure in the driver. Let's check that possibility first
> before assuming a driver bug.
>
> Install dhcpcd, chmod a-x /sbin/pump, and see if it works better
> (if pump is not there or not executable, the scripts fall back to
> dhcpcd). If so, please file a bug report against pump in buzilla
> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/
>
> michaelkjohnson
>
> "He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book."
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> http://people.redhat.com/johnsonm/lad/
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I've had the same problem with the 8139too drivers and DHCP. The reason
I figure it must be the drivers is because in the 2.4.3 kernel, I'm able
to use the 8139too drivers with DHCP without any problems. In 2.4.4 it
locks my system.

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Adam
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