Bug 31759 - dhcpstart:ioctl error activating eth0
Summary: dhcpstart:ioctl error activating eth0
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dhcp
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Erik Troan
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-03-14 00:49 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-03-14 03:17:12 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2001-03-14 00:49:09 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; MSN 2.5; Windows 98)

I just installed RH7.  Following installation, I noticed my 3Com NIC
(3C900B) was not defined as a device.  I added an eth0 3c90x definition to 
my module config file, did a modprobe and it loaded OK.  When I then try 
to defining/activating eth0 with dhcp, I get the following error:

dhcpstart: ioctl SIOCSCIFFLAGS: no such device

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. See Description

Comment 1 Erik Troan 2001-03-14 02:00:41 UTC
1) What does ifconfig say?
2) What does "strace -f -e ioctl dhcpd" say?

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-03-14 03:17:08 UTC
Just figured out my problem - I was also following a bug report regarding
a similar problem with my SB Live card not working under RH7 - the Bug
Reporter suggested changing my BIOS "PnP OS?" to NO.  Once I did that and
rebooted RH7, it magically detected both my SB Live and 3Com NIC, both of
which work fine now.

Problem is that I use my machine for W98 as well, which doesn't seem to
like having "PnP OS?" set to NO (I get odd conflicts upon boot).

Is there something else I'm missing so that I run RH7 with "PnP OS?" set
to YES?

Comment 3 Erik Troan 2001-03-14 15:53:41 UTC
There's really no good answer for this.

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