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On Thu, 2007-12-20 at 20:34 -0500, Christopher K. Johnson wrote:
> Peter Lauri wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I use FC8 on my T61. I set static addresses for everything, but still 
> > dhcp tries to figure out the IP. And it ends up that the IP has 
> > something like 169.X.X.X
> >
> > Initially when I do ifup eth0 it works fine, and I can use internet, 
> > but after a minute (the indicator tells that "aquiring network 
> > address") it goes from 85.X.X.X (that is the correct one) to 169.X.X.X 
> > that is some internal address I think.
> >
> > Any hints? How can i turn off the dhcp stuff?
> >
> > /Peter
> Hard to say without more information.  But it may be NetworkManager 
> doing that.
> Try this as root:
> service NetworkManager stop
> service NetworkManagerDispatcher stop
> ifdown eth0
> ifup eth0
> 
> If that works correctly and stays statically configured then make 
> disabling of NetworkManager permanent:
> 
> chkconfig NetworkManager off
> chkconfig NetworkManagerDispatcher off
> 
> If that does not do it, please send the contents of your 
> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
You are not only assuming that he is running NM but also that he is
running network. So after he stops NM he has to make sure that he is
running network. Also checking /etc/dnclient.conf might be helpfull.
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