I've just installed Gentoo Linux, and everything went fine according to the manual, until I reboot with my new kernel. This same problem seemed to be several places in the forums, but I could not find a solution. When it comes to "Bringing eth0 up via DHCP" it pauses, then just fails (times out I guess). I have used several other distributions, like Mandrake, Debian and Suse, but I have never had this problem. I also have configured some kernels before, so I know what drivers to use
My network card is a VIA VT6102 [RHINE II], (as it says in lspci) and I use the module via_rhine. It has worked on every other distro. I've tried hotplug and coldplug in default and boot runtime. I've even tried genkernel. Nothing helps!
I think it gets detected, and works, since "ifconfig eth0 up" brings up the interface (without any ip information.)
Any clues? :(