Bug 518524 - network will not activate on boot [NEEDINFO]
Summary: network will not activate on boot
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2009-08-20 18:06 UTC by Shaun Andrew
Modified: 2010-06-28 14:12 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 14:12:19 UTC
harald: needinfo? (shaun.andrew)

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Description Shaun Andrew 2009-08-20 18:06:38 UTC
Description of problem:  Network will not activate on boot.  Network is configured via Administration->Network Configuration.  "Activate device when computer starts" is selected on the "Ethernet Device" configuration window, but the Network will not start on boot.  I must manually activate the device after each boot in order to network.  (If "Controlled by NetworkManager" is selected on the "Ethernet Device" configuration window, then NO networking is possible until the "Controlled by NetworkManager" is deselected and the Network is started manually.)

Network is configured with a Primary & Secondary DNS, which are proxy servers.  Same exact configuration works perfectly with the exact same hardware under Fedora 8, but does not work for Fedora 11.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure network with proxy server
2. reboot system 
Actual results:
NO network

Expected results:
network is up

Additional info:
Fedora 11 is having trouble with Proxy Servers and proxy environment variables http_proxy and ftp_proxy.  I have these variables defined in my /etc/profile, and I have them defined in both upper case and lower case.  (I run boinc-manager under Fedora 8 via a proxy server, but cannot run same application under Fedora 11.  I believe Fedora 11 has changed and/or corrupted the proxy environment variables.

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2009-08-21 09:08:51 UTC
if you do not select networkmanager, did you also disable the network manager service and enable the network service?

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2010-04-28 09:51:43 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 14:12:19 UTC
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
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