Me posting a followup to my own message. I tried a few things: When I
allocate a static IP to the n/w card, eth0 comes up. Its the DHCP that
doesn't work. I sniffed on eth0 and realized no replies come to my
DHCP requests. RedHat support said there is a known bug in the DHCP
Yesterday, Verizon had a problem in the CA area, in the morning, for
about half an hr, I believe. After this "problem", my linux box
managed to communicate and get an IP address! I was thrilled. I
up2dated my system too, and well, there was an update on dhclient and
dhcp, both of which, I applied.
Today morning, I boot into linux, same story!! eth0 report a "Check
cable?" !! My repost today, to find out if anyone else in California,
with Verizon DSL, RedHat 8.0, experiencing this problem ?
Any help will be appreciated. Here's an excerpt from my
Mar 20 10:18:34 sapphire ifup: Determining IP information for eth0...
Mar 20 10:18:39 sapphire ifup: failed; no link present. Check cable?
Mar 20 10:18:39 sapphire network: Bringing up interface eth0: failed
Mar 20 10:18:40 sapphire pppd: pppd 2.4.1 started by root, uid 0
Mar 20 10:18:40 sapphire pppd: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/0
Mar 20 10:19:11 sapphire pppd: Connection terminated.
Mar 20 10:19:15 sapphire pppoe: Timeout waiting for PADO packets
Mar 20 10:19:15 sapphire adsl-connect: ADSL connection lost;
Mar 20 10:19:20 sapphire pppd: pppd 2.4.1 started by root, uid 0
Mar 20 10:19:20 sapphire pppd: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/0
Mar 20 10:19:46 sapphire ifup: /sbin/adsl-start: line 217: 617
Mar 20 10:19:46 sapphire network: Bringing up interface ppp0: failed
> I have a PC with winXP and redhat 8.0. I have a DSL connection from
> Verizon. My network card works perfectly in winXP, and until recently,
> worked like a charm, out of the box, from my linux OS too.
> Today, out of the blue, it stops working. The boot message says:
> Determining IP information for eth0...
> At this point, it always used to fail, not able to bring up eth0 at
> this time, but now it gives me this message:
> Determining IP information for eth0... failed; no link present. Check
> It works in winXP, so the cable is definitely working! Since my ppp0
> earlier. Now it gives me an error:
> >/dev/null 2>&1
> Could someone help me figure out what's going wrong, and how I can
> diagnose the problem ?