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  1. #1

    Post Network Service not starting at boot

    I'm definitely a newbie with fedora/linux but im picking up on all of this good stuff pretty quick. Ok basically im attempting to run an http server on a FF9 install.
    Before i did much with the server and everything i was able to boot and get online immediately. Now everytime i boot eth0 has no ip address. On top of which when trying "ifup " or "ifup eth0" and yes im in root/ using sudo command. It says
    dhcpclient(1641) already running....
    So i attempted "network start" and same thing fails citing
    dhcpclient(1641) already running.... RTNETLINK answers: file exists

    So everytime i have to run
    network restart
    before i get and Ip address. I've been looking online for awhile now and not finding anything. please help me.... Im loving CLI makes life interesting, but cant fade all these problems.

  2. #2
    Did you try giving a fixed ip address to eth0 ?

  3. #3
    no, i mean i guess thats a good point considering im trying to run a server. But it still show pick up a dhcp ip address.
    when i checked earlier too it was actually not running and disabled. I enabled so i can use the network connection utility to activate eth0 which itself basically sends a "ifup" command which doesnt work unless the network service is running.
    one thing i did notice when i am in X (gnome) after a reboot, and i check services it says that the service is running but not enabled. Which i did and restarted to the same result.

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    Edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0


    #chkconfig network on

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    Hi, eunit3130! Welcome to LinuxForums!

    On top of which when trying "ifup " or "ifup eth0" and yes im in root/ using sudo command.
    The command is actually
    ifconfig eth0 (up/down)
    Try those and post back with results.

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    i believe the answer of "l4ever" is absolutely appropriate.

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    i checked the ifcfg-eth0 file.. that option was already yes.

    when i run ps -C network i get nothing too
    ps axo stat,tty,ppid,pid,comm | more
    i definitely didntly see the network service, yet if i try "network start" it tells me that dhclient is already running so i have to "network restart" before i get an ipaddress.

    Just today i changed it to a static ip and it worked. But when trying to get an address from the dhcp server it still is not working......

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