Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72709
dhcp client doesn't always get an address on a laptop
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
The standard dhcp client doesn't always get an ip address for my laptop. This
was an issue with the 7.2/7.3 releases as well; in that case I simply changed
over to using pump, which did work. But with Milan/Null, pump is no longer
The dhcp client does work on my other, non-laptop systems. The laptop uses a
Xircom 10/100+56K modem PCMCIA card--maybe the client has a problem with PCMCIA
initialization? (FWIW, doing an ifup after the system comes up will usually grab
an IP address--it is just that the system will usually not (sometimes it does)
grab one initially.
If you have another PCMCIA network card you can temporarily use, it would be
useful in narrowing down the problem to know whether the other card exhibits the
oh yea, are you really sure you are using dhcpcd and not dhclient? dhcpcd is
deprecated in favor of dhclient.
go ahead and close this... it was using dhclient but I am not using this system