Re: Error message at startup: eth0 (DHCP) failed

From: Oliver Meike (Oliver.Meike_at_post.rwth-aachen.de)
Date: 11/30/03


Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2003 23:08:44 +0100

Thank you very much, Sam! Everything is working fine now!!
Thanks,
Oliver.

"Sam" <noSpam@noSpam.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:3fca4877$0$25674$cc9e4d1f@news.dial.pipex.com...
> Oliver
>
> This may be related to your problem.
>
> I replaced my DLink router with a Netgear ADSL modem / router. The latter
> did not work with the default SUSE 9.0 setup of DHCP. I find the Netgear
> lacking in some settings that the DLink had especilly with regard to DHCP.
>
> One specifically related to my problem is DHCP Lease Time which the
Netgear
> does not cater for.
>
> The default SUSE DHCP setup asks the router to set or query the default
DHCP
> Client Lease Time. The Netgear does not seem to respond in the way that
SUSE
> requires so it it fails the setup.
>
> To solve this I did the following (as root)
>
> 1. Open Control Center
>
> 2. Select YAST2 modules
>
> 3. Select System
>
> 4. Select Editor for /etc/sysconfig files
>
> 5. Select Network
>
> 6. Select DHCP
>
> 7. Select DHCP Client
>
> 8. Select DHCPCLIENT_LEASE_TIME
>
> 9. In the edit box to the right enter 604800. This is a value in seconds,
> the one I use.
>
> 10. Finish, close etc.
>
> Hope this helps
>
> Sam
>
> "Oliver Meike" <Oliver.Meike@post.rwth-aachen.de> wrote in message
> news:bqdd0q$njd$1@nets3.rz.RWTH-Aachen.DE...
> > Hi everybody,
> > I am retrieving this error message, but I can connect to the internet
> > through a Netgear router. I had this error message with Suse 8.2 and
9.0.
> > First I used my onboard ethernet card (motherboard: MSI K7N2 Delta) and
> then
> > I bought a PCI card (Realtek RTL8139). I got the error message every
time
> on
> > startup. Actually I could be happy, because I have a connection to the
> > internet. But I am new to Linux and I would like to understand the whole
> > "apparatus". Furthermore when I restart the network with "rcnetwork
> restart"
> > I get this error message. But when I check the status with "rcnetwork
> > status" everything is fine and I get the message "eth0 (DHCP): running"
I
> > would be glad about any help and understanding....
> > Thanx,
> > Oliver.
> >
> >
>
>