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Old 12th February 2006, 10:26 PM
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eth0 port activation failed during boot

I installed FC4 on my PC. Everything seemed to be fine until rebooted. I got the following error message during boot:

determing IP info for eth0
ping: icmp open socket: permission denied
...

However, I was able to activate eth0 once I login in as root by using neat or running ifup eth0. Then everything was OK, I could ping and went online. I spent quite some time to research this problem online but went in vain. Every time I booted Linux, I got this message and had to manually setup network. This is my ifcfg-eth0 looks like:

$ cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
HWADDR=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx # replaced hex with xx
ONBOOT=yes
TYPE=Ethernet
USERCTL=no
PEERDNS=yes
IPV6INIT=no

I had my firewall enabled with www and ssh as trusted services and eth0 as trusted device. I know there should be a way to enable eth0 during boot process rather than do it manually, requiring root privilege. Any idea/suggestion? Thanks a lot.

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Old 12th February 2006, 10:31 PM
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Forgot to mention that I had Linksys wireless router (BEFW11S4), using Realtek RTL-8139/8138C/8139C+ ethernet card.
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