[lug] DHCP Question

Bill Thoen bthoen at gisnet.com
Wed Aug 23 18:35:14 MDT 2006

I've read about that in my Googling this afternoon, and tried shutting down
for 5 minutes, and powered up again. Same problem.

On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 05:25:12PM -0600, Collins Richey wrote:
> On 8/23/06, Bill Thoen <bthoen at gisnet.com> wrote:
> >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.
> >
> Is it possible that you have an onboard nVidia NIC (forcedeth driver)?
> Use on Windows leaves the card in a state that only a full power down
> (not warm reboot) will cure. The symptoms are exactly as you reported.
> The card initializes, but then nothing works. Supposedly the very
> latest forcedeth driver has fix for this (???), but I don't know about
> the state of the driver on FC5.
> -- 
> Collins Richey
>     If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries
>     of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.
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