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No network on Fedora 9 x86_64

Using a x86_64 DVD version of Fedora 9, I have installed the system and noticed an issue: the network is not active when trying to use third-party repository. For some unknown reason, the network is not using Ethernet despite manually setting the IP. I had submitted a bug report and followed suggestion: still no online access even with NetworkManager disabled. The same issues also occured on... Fedora 8. The Ethernet adapter is a integrated Marvell Yukon on the motherboard, it ran fine on Fedora 7 and i386 version of Fedora 9 using network install. Hopefully this issue will be resolved soon.


Anonymous said…
I think my system had a different issue, with a different name. Maybe related?

I didn't file a bug report.

I installed the Pre-Release of x86_64 from a USB drive, started some updates, killed it... went to the terminal, did a yum update, then killed that in the middle.

Now... my machine still connects to the Internet, but I get a message that there's no network connection... and my machine won't update at all... something about not having repos or something.

Don't really have time to diagnose further at the moment, but maybe this little tidbit will help. I'll probably end up re-installing from the release, and see how that goes. I figured I did some stuff I "shouldn't" do.
I have reinstalled the final release of x86_64 from DVD, got the right gateway. NetworkManager finally accept the connection but no access to the Internet.
Unknown said…
Yeah I've got the same problem. I've installed 3 machines using fedora. I have done an i386 and 2x 64 bit systems. The i386 seems to work perfectly but under the 64bit install, both machines are having Network Manager problems. I've edited the settings a number of times and no matter what I do, the system won't boot with the Ethernet adaptor coming up. I am able to edit and put in the settings correctly, command line 'ifup eth0' works fine and gives me a pingable network but not on boot. I tried by-passing it but it seems the Network manager is ingrained into Fedora and such things as Firefox then tell me that it can't see the Network settings. Seems to be a 64bit problem? Just thought I'd relay my experiences. Anyone got any ideas?
Definitively a x86_64 issue. Matt, as workaround try to boot to the BIOS PC to disable 4GB RAM support. It looks like a bug related to the Ethernet driver that don't support 4GB RAM (skge in my case with Marvell Yukon Gigabit). Could you post what you got on bug and #446428 and #447489?
Anonymous said…
I had problems with a non 64 bit install and finally did this:
Click on System and then Administration. Select 'Network', add your network devices here (if not already in) and activate them. I had to have my ISP's DNS servers in the configuration for mine to work. Make sure when you set them up that you do not check the box that says Controlled by network manager.
Next go back to System and Administration and select Network Device Control. Make sure your device shows here and is active. After this is done, check the icon on the toolbar and see if it becomes active and allows internet access. Mine gave me fits but I now have internet and am moving on to the next problem.....updates won't install and cannot install from root as it says I don't have authority to do so. Go figure.
Anonymous said…
From Mauriat Miranda website::

If you are using wired only networks, this will solve your problem. If you use wireless and wired devices you will need to investigate this further, but you can keep NetworkManager enabled and enable the original network service to see if the problem is resolved.

First disable NetworkManager and prevent it from automatically loading:

"sudo /etc/init.d/NetworkManager stop"
"sudo /sbin/chkconfig --level 35 NetworkManager off"

Next, configure your network settings:
"sudo system-config-network"

Next, enable the service and make sure it loads at next boot:
"sudo /etc/init.d/network start"
"sudo /sbin/chkconfig --level 35 network on"

Finished! Reboot.

First leave NetworkManager enabled

Next, configure your network settings:
"sudo system-config-network"

Next, enable the service and make sure it loads at next boot:
"sudo /etc/init.d/network start"
"sudo /sbin/chkconfig --level 35 network on"

Finished! Reboot.

See for more tips. He is a knowledgeable person.

Jeff Moss said…
Thanks for the last anonymous comment pointing at Mauriat Miranda website...worked a treat for me on my AMD x86_64 Opteron box running fedora 9.

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