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I installed Mandrake 10.0 on a HP omnibook xe4500 laptop. The internal ethernet board, recognized by Linux, is a National Semi DP83810 10/100. Unfortunately no way to use internet via ...
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    10.0 - Determining IP information for eth0...failed


    I installed Mandrake 10.0 on a HP omnibook xe4500 laptop.
    The internal ethernet board, recognized by Linux, is a National Semi DP83810 10/100.
    Unfortunately no way to use internet via this board !
    I always receive the message "Determining IP information for eth0...failed".
    The file "ifcfg-eth0" contains :
    "Device=eth0
    Bootpro=dhcp
    Onboot=Yes
    hwaddr=...(hardware address of my card)
    Mii_not-supported=yes
    wireless_enc_key=""
    needhostname=no"

    When i install an ethernet board PCMCIA (eth1), I can surf on internet ! So my provider is fine ! But every 2 boots, the system sends me the message eth1 was removed even if I don't remove the PCMCIA board !
    So I have to reboot one time and then it will send me the message I install a new board on eth1!

    How can I solve my problem with eth0 which is not working even if I do install or not an additionnal PCMCIA ethernet board ?

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    Code:
    su -
    ifconfig eth0 up
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    eth0 is still not working (determ. IP information failed)

    I tried this command but no change....Internet is still not working with eth0.

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    Code:
    su -
    ifconfig eth0 up
    dhclient eth0

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    No progress after this command

    Ok I executed the command
    ifconfig eth0 up
    dhclient eth0

    then I got :
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.1rc14
    Copyright 2004 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP

    Listening on LPF/eth0/ "hardware adress of eth0"
    Sending on LPF/eth0/ "hardware adress of eth0"
    Sending on Socket/fallback
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 21
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5
    No DHCPOFFERS received.
    No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.


    So unfortunately this command doesn't work.
    But I still do not understand why ! If I install a PCMCIA ethernet card, I can use internet so my ISP is working fine !

    If anybody has an idea, please.....please.....



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