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  1. #1

    Mandrake 10.0 does not remember my eth0 settings

    I recently connected my Mandrake 10.0 machine to a Cables Modem. I used the graphical interface to set up the Ethernet card eth0 to Cables Modem, DHCP, onboot.

    After setting the eth0 with the graphical interface, I see the eth0 interface on /sbin/ifconfig, and also the file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifconfig-eth0 is updated.

    Then I use a script based on pptp to authentificate to my ISP.

    The problem is that the eth0 setup is not "remembered" for next time, and each time I boot my machine it shows:

    etho ...... FAILED

    After repeating the manual setup with the graphical interface, everything works.

    What could be the problem
    Thanks, Reuven

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    I'm having exactly the same problem with mandrake 10.1 and I don't know how to solve it.

    If you find the solution please post it.

  3. #3

    Found the solution

    Just don't activate all this graphical interface and use instead:

    dhclient eth0

    Of course, you can put all you need in the rc.local file to have it started at boot, after all other loadings. So add at the end of your rc.local file:

    dhclient eth0
    sleep 5
    exec your_connection_script

    This worked for me, except that sometimes the connection_script does not succeed in the rc.local file, so I have to run it again after boot.

    Good luck

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