Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53899
eth0 does not secure dhcp lease from server following upgrade to RH7.1
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
Here is what I have:
Abit KT7 motherboard using Duron 600 processor
3Com 3C900B-TPO PCI ethernet card
kernel is 2.4.7 ( same problem with 2.4.2 & 2.4.3 )
dhcpcd is the default version shipped with RH7.1
( same problem using the version shipped with RH7.0 )
NIC modules is 3c59x
3Com website indicates this is the correct module, and
lsmod verifies that it is loading correctly
no interrupt conflicts
as verified in /cat/interrupts
plug N pray is disabled in the BIOS
eth0 interface does not come up; yields the message that it times out
waiting for a valid response from the dhcp server.
eth0 interface will come up using a static IP; however, I can not ping
anything but the eth0 address, not even the firewall/router.
System works perfectly with the default installation under RH7.0 and the
Is there something that changed from RH7.0 to RH7.1 or from 2.2 to 2.4
that would cause this behavior?
May be related (doubtful) to bug 53037.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: dhcpcd times out waiting for a valid response from the
Expected Results: client should secure a dhcp lease from the server
dhcpcd worked perfectly under RH7.0 and the 2.2.16 kernel
same system - does not work under RH7.1 and the 2.4.x kernel