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From: Samuel Baldwin <shardz4217@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Gentoo not starting with eth0, router not giving IP
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 23:56:22

Recently after rebooting from Windows to Gentoo, I noticed I had no internet
My router, which is set to give my mac address the same IP (,
seems to
have decided NOT to do this anymore. Nothing has changed in my settings on
either my computer
or the router. I get the same thing for every OS (Gentoo LiveCD, Gentoo
installed, SuSE installed)
besides windows. I'm totally stumped. Sometimes eth0 gets enabled at startup
but gets no IP (SuSE),
other times (Gentoo & Gentoo LiveCD) it doesn't and I have to run ifconfig
eth0 up.

Running "route add eth0" returns "eth0: Host name lookup

ifconfig returns:

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:17:18:D5:4A
            RX packets:498 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
            TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:2 overruns:0 carrier:0
            collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
            RX bytes:152940 (149.3 Kb)   TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
            Interrupt:19 base address:0xe000

lo         Link encap: Local Loopback
            inet addr: Mask:
            UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
            RX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
            TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
            collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
            RX bytes:1188 (1.1 Kb)   TX bytes:1188 (1.1 b)

Any help would be apreciated, I'm stumped.

Samuel (shardz)

Shardz's Igloo:

Registered Linux User #410639


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Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo not starting with eth0, router not giving IP Joseph <syscon@×××××××××.com>