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When booting from the Gentoo live cd my network card is automatically detected and i am able to get online. However, after i have installed everything (and chrooted) and then ...
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    gentoo live cd detects network - after that no :(


    When booting from the Gentoo live cd my network card is automatically detected and i am able to get online. However, after i have installed everything (and chrooted) and then reboot i can't access anything

    Dhcp is enabled from a wireless router (nic is wired btw)
    i have 4 nic cards in the machine and not a single one will work.

    I have compiled hotplug and run it @ startup to no avail.
    one of my nics i have is a 3com 3c59x and i have compiled it in the kernel and i have tried it as a module (and then doing modprob....)

    I have included some file configs but i don't know that anything here would mess this up.

    ifconfig eth0 && ifconfig eth1
    both give me the error below
    Code:
    "eth0": error fetching interface information: Device not found
    /etc/resolve.conf
    Code:
    domain mshome
    nameserver 12.42.147.6
    nameserver 12.42.147.3
    /etc/init.d/net.eth0 (and eth1) look good
    /etc/hostname "techsmarty.com"
    /etc/hosts "127.0.0.1 localhost"
    /etc/dnsdomainname "mshome" ??


    I'm starting to get a little desperate after 2 long days of compiling and such... i know i *shouldn't* have to start over but if i don't come up with something fairly soon....

    If you need any more info just let me know...

    fyi - starting tomorrow evening (sun june 13) i'll be gone for about 10 days so don't think i forgot about you if i don't reply as fast as i usually would...

    Much Thanks in advance! =D

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    Status Fixed

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    first i noticed some wierd stuff when i did
    ifconfig -a

    (got some stuff dealing with slip and another bandwidth limiting protocol (starts with a t) :P
    after that i recompiled my kernel without slip and the other one and it came up first time.
    Hope this will help someone else....

    Tech

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    during the install did u edit your 'etc/conf.d/net' and putin dhcp --> 'iface_eth0="dhcp"'
    secound did u add the nic to runlevel default to make it start on boot -->..'(typed at commandline).rc-update add net.eth0 default'
    and to start the nic now without rebooting u need to do this... /etc/init.d/net.eth0 start

    and then to get the other nic's up u neet to creat init scripts for them this way
    cd /etc/init.d
    ln -s net.eth0 net.eth1
    rc-update add net.eth1 default .....then eth2... eth3
    and also ad them to the /etc/conf.d/net

    and also add them to --> rc-update add net.eth1 default ....eth1 eth2...ect...
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    I found that using genkernel straight out messes up eth0.

    Genkernel --config for compiling works fine.

    Dunno why.
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