Before you run the netstart command, you need to kill all processes
named dhclient.  You can accomplish this with a:

#killall -9 dhclient

And then, #sh /etc/netstart

Eric F Crist
AdTech Integrated Systems, Inc
(612) 998-3588

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 12:45 PM
To: Luke Kearney
Subject: Re: ethernet card not coming up on reboot

Subject: Re: ethernet card not coming up on reboot

> On Tue, 25 May 2004 20:00:12 -1000
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] spake thus:
> > Aloha Eric and Luke
> >
> > I am aware that sysinstall will append to rc.conf.
> > I went ahead and deleted all of the appends and rebooted. The
> > ethernet did not come up on reboot. I had to use sysinstall to get
> > an ip. And yes, it did append to rc.conf again.
> >
> > I will look into setting a static ip but I would like
> > to know why this is happening. I have 3 other boxes
> > that have FreeBSD on them and they don't have this problem.
> >
> > Robert
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----

On Tuesday, May 25, 2004 8:15 pm
Luke Kearney <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> When you used /stand/sysinstall again did you reboot to get the IP or
> did you bring up the interface by hand? I am wondering if having only
> one config line in rc.conf gives you no IP upon boot whether or not
> having booted and go no address can you get one by using netstart or
> not? eg
> #sh /etc/netstart
> This should re-read your rc.conf file and execute the network related
> cmds.

After "sh /etc/netstart" I get :

hw.bus.devctl_disable: 1-> 1
 (then the lo0 printou)
dhclient already running? (pid-221)

and ifconfig -a unchanged. have to use sysinsstall.

> One more shot in the dark and believe me this is a shot in the
> dark, try
> changing the line in rc.conf to ifconfig_sk0="UP" and then through
> rc.local run dhclient as a separate script. The net effect being that
> you start the interface before trying to get an IP as a separate
> process.

I tried this but it didn't change anything...if I did it right? I edited
rc.conf and changed the line [ifconfig_sk0="DHCP"] to
[ifconfig_sk0="UP"] and created /usr/local/etc/rc.d/rc.local to read

When I did this I could never i initialize DHCP. Even sysinstall failed.

as a side note, during boot, the sequence delays for over a minute
during starting DHClient. It can't initialize sk0 but sysinstall can. Go

> Just out of curiousity, your other three machines that don't have this

> problem, are they all identical to the machine that does? Somehow I
> think they are probably all unique in which case we can continue to
> focus on the machine at hand.

You are absolutely right! My other boxes are all frankenputers.

> LukeK
> --
> Luke Kearney <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

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