network problems after installation

Mike Chambers mike at
Fri Apr 18 23:27:16 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-04-18 at 23:20 +0100, Andrew Cannon wrote:
> Hi All,
> I too have had numerous problems with Networking.  My setup is a simple
> home network with a router connecting me to the internet via eth0.  Now,
> my problem is that the network is not getting activated on boot (despite
> me having ifcfg-eth0 set to start the interface at boot.  I've used
> NetworkManager (which I detest) and that didn't work (it overwrote the
> DNS entries so I could not communicate with the rest of the world) I've
> set everything to be static, I've tried DHCP and I still can't get the
> network to initialize until I manually bring the network up with
> /sbin/ifup eth0.

To use NM, edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 and make sure
below is there..

DNS1= (Add more dns entries if need be)

And make sure network service, and any other wireless/network services
are OFF, except for NM itself, nothing else.  Do not
use /etc/resolv.conf as NM will remove the contents.

You may have tried all of these, if so then sorry to have bothered ya.
Hope ya get it going.

Mike Chambers
Fedora Project - Ambassador, Bug Zapper, Tester, User, etc..
mikec302 at

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