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Re: Fedora 10 64-bit & Wired Network Problems




On Thu, 2009-02-26 at 12:58 -0700, Robin Laing wrote:
> Rick Bilonick wrote:
> > I installed F10 64-bit from the DVD iso on a 64-bit Intel 4-cpu
> > computer. I had problems getting the wired network connection to work on
> > network "A" UNTIL I realized that the "network" daemon was for some
> > reason turned off by default. Once I turned it on via services,
> > networking worked fine (using a static IP). (There is an annoying bug in
> > the F10 gui for networking - the net mask gets changed to the gateway ip
> > which of course screws up networking - this appears to be fixed once you
> > upgrade the system but I had to manually fix the eth0 script to get the
> > netmask to the correct value.)
> > 
> > Now I've installed the same DVD iso on a dual 64-bit AMD Opteron system
> > that previously had run F8 (networking worked fine on network "A"). I've
> > made sure network is on. I've manually configured the eth0 script to
> > avoid the buggy network gui netmask problem. I can ping the gateway on
> > network "A". For some reason I cannot ping the DNS on this network. I
> > can connect to my home computer using its IP address using ssh. But I
> > cannot view web pages using the URL's. I switched to a different
> > ethernet port on a "different" network "B" with different fixed IP and
> > DNS that I know works (I use it for my F8 laptop every day) and although
> > I can ping the gateway and DNS, I still cannot view web pages. I just
> > now hooked my Ubuntu 8.10 laptop to network "A" and it connects
> > flawlessly and I can view web pages so I know the port works - both
> > ports on networks "A" and "B" work fine. But I cannot get the F10 AMD
> > computer to connect to either network and view web pages (I do as I said
> > get some connection using IP addresses and ssh). 
> > 
> > Any ideas on what is wrong? This is very frustrating. If I could get a
> > network connection I could upgrade the computer but I can't get to
> > square one.
> > 
> > P.S. I've looked at the eth0 script, the resolv.conf and hosts files and
> > everything looks fine. I've tried turning different things on and off
> > (like IPv6 and peer) but nothing makes a difference. I'm using DNS1,
> > DNS2, and DNS3 in the eth0 script and these appear appropriately in the
> > resolv.conf file.
> > 
> > I have never had this much trouble getting a wired network connection -
> > it almost always works by default.
> > 
> > Rick B.
> > 
> 
> My rule for this issue is to remove network manager.
> 
> On two desktop computers with static IP addresses was.
> 
> -install F10 from DVD.
> -apply all the updates.
> -install yumex.  {I like it better than packagekit}
> -install system-config-network
> -turn off networkmanager
> -remove networkmanager
> -run system-config-network
> -enter in settings
> -restart networking
> -ensure networking is running properly
> -test by rebooting.
> 
> As others have suggested, check /etc/sysconfig/network*
> as well as /etc/resolve.conf
> 
> 
> -- 
> Robin Laing
> 

The network problem has been resolved. Now networking works but after
having to reboot because the keyboard locked up, now F10 refuses to boot
to a graphic display. I can get to a shell and install updates via yum.

Rick B.


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