Bug 51293 - DHCPCD fails to get IP address on RTL8139
DHCPCD fails to get IP address on RTL8139
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: dhcpcd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
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Reported: 2001-08-09 00:01 EDT by Matt Luker
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Description Matt Luker 2001-08-09 00:01:49 EDT
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Description of problem:
When the network card (RTL8139) is setup to use DHCP, it fails to retrieve
DHCP information with the following error message:
"Determining IP information for eth0... failed; no link present.  Check cable?"

Checked cable just in case I was an idiot--it turned out not to be the case
this time.

Repeated attempts also fail.  Recycling of the DHCPD server changed
nothing.  Recycling network via /etc/rc.d/init.d/network also failed.  Made
sure all firewalling code (chains and tables) were off.  No effect.

Reconfigure the network card to use a static ip address.  The card then
came up and could see the network.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.setup card (rtl8139, using 8139too) to use DHCP
2.execute 'ifup eth0'
4.setup card (rtl8139, using 8139too) to use static settings
5.execute 'ifup eth0'

Actual Results:  Fails for DHCP, succeeds for static.

Expected Results:  Succeeds for DHCP, succeeds for static.

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Worked fine under RH 7.1 (i386).
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-09 02:21:09 EDT
The calls to mii-tool to check for a device link are removed in
initscripts-6.11-1; the device should work fine with dhcp then.

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