Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446056
Network connection is not enabled with DHCP or static IP
Last modified: 2008-08-04 16:01:59 EDT
Description of problem:
Network connection is not enabled automatically with DHCP or static IP
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Upgrade from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9 and boot PC.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot PC with Fedora 9 rawhide. PC gets an ip, network mask and default ip
gateway address. However, the network does not work.
2. Restart network services as root: '/etc/init.d/network restart'
information for eth0...dhclient(3433) is already running - exiting.
This version of ISC DHCP is based on the release available
on ftp.isc.org. Features have been added and other changes
have been made to the base software release in order to make
it work better with this distribution.
Please report for this software via the Red Hat Bugzilla site:
3. Set ip as static manually: as root: '/etc/init.d/network stop'
DHCP [*] -> DHCP [ ] and manual configuration
4. Restart network service as root: '/etc/init.d/network start'
Bringing up loopback interface: [ OK ]
Bringing up interface eth0: RTNETLINK answers: File exists
Error adding address XXX.XXX.XX.XX for eth0.
RTNETLINK answers: Invalid argument
[ OK ]
were XXX.XXX.XX.XX is actual ip address.
After configuring the ip address manually, the ssh does not as well mounting of
samba partitions is not possible.
Automatically configured working network services, ssh connections should be
working as well as mounting of samba disk partitions should be possible.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Fedora 9 enables NetworkManager by default. Some upgrade scenarios have left the 'network' service
enabled and then enabled NetworkManager. Make sure you only have NetworkManager -or- network
enabled with chkconfig:
chkconfig NetworkManagerDispatcher on
chkconfig NetworkManager on
chkconfig network off
chkconfig NetworkManagerDispatcher off
chkconfig NetworkManager off
chkconfig network on
Once you take one of these paths, does networking work?
I cannot reproduce the problem described on a fresh F-9 system. I believe you are experiencing problems with having both NetworkManager and the network service enabled. Follow the suggestions in comment #2, and you should see things work again.