Fresh install, no network

Michal Jaegermann michal at
Mon Nov 1 01:46:14 UTC 2010

On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 08:57:14PM -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-10-31 at 18:15 -0600, Michal Jaegermann wrote:
> > You should have a better chance for some meaningfull feedback if you
> > will look at /var/log/messages and/or try 'nmcli'.
> nmcli just says it's not connected.

Well, 'man nmcli' describes a number of commands; 'status' and 'con'
with further options usually have the best chances to give you some
insights.  This is not a place to quote the whole 'man nmcli'.

> /var/log/messages appears to show a
> DHCP problem (it sends a series of DISCOVER packets at increasing
> intervals and then times out).

Are you blocking DHCP responses on a firewall?  It is difficult to
guess what is happening without sitting at your console.

The first "sanity check" is to configure your network interface
static to make sure that the basic hardware/driver are healthy.
One thing at a time.


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