Bug 72709 - dhcp client doesn't always get an address on a laptop
Summary: dhcp client doesn't always get an address on a laptop
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dhcpcd (Show other bugs)
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Elliot Lee
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Reported: 2002-08-26 20:48 UTC by Chris Runge
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-11-18 19:35:51 UTC
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Description Chris Runge 2002-08-26 20:48:17 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2002-08-27 12:59:22 UTC
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
same behaviour.

Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2002-08-27 13:02:32 UTC
oh yea, are you really sure you are using dhcpcd and not dhclient? dhcpcd is
deprecated in favor of dhclient.

Comment 3 Chris Runge 2002-11-18 19:35:44 UTC
go ahead and close this... it was using dhclient but I am not using this system
any longer.

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