Re: Error message at startup: eth0 (DHCP) failed
From: Oliver Meike (Oliver.Meike_at_post.rwth-aachen.de)
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2003 23:08:44 +0100
Thank you very much, Sam! Everything is working fine now!!
"Sam" <noSpam@noSpam.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> 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
> does not cater for.
> The default SUSE DHCP setup asks the router to set or query the default
> Client Lease Time. The Netgear does not seem to respond in the way that
> 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
> "Oliver Meike" <Oliver.Meike@post.rwth-aachen.de> wrote in message
> > 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
> > First I used my onboard ethernet card (motherboard: MSI K7N2 Delta) and
> > I bought a PCI card (Realtek RTL8139). I got the error message every
> > 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
> > 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"
> > would be glad about any help and understanding....
> > Thanx,
> > Oliver.