[lug] DHCP Question

Bill Thoen bthoen at gisnet.com
Wed Aug 23 13:36:32 MDT 2006

I just installed Fedora Core 5 as a workstation using pretty much the 
default settings. This morning the machine was running Windows XP and 
the DHCP connection to the internet was working fine (i.e. all hardware 
and connections were okay.) But for some reason FC5 isn't geting a DHCP 
connection. It recognizes the eth0 card, but seems to hang trying to get 
IP information and then fails to connect.

Since I know all the hardware was okay, I assume this is due to some 
configuration setting that I don't know about. I'm sort of new to this, 
so I don't even know what to look for or what info to report to get 
help. Can someone get me started?

I did notice in in the Gnome "Network proxy" that it's set to "direct 
connection to the Internet" and I don't think that's right, but I don't 
know what to change it to, if I should change it at all.

- Bill Thoen

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