View Full Version : [ubuntu] Eth0 won't start - dhcdbd not running

April 27th, 2008, 08:54 AM
I'm having trouble since upgrading from Gutsy to Hardy: no internet connectivity. It looks like I'm unable to obtain an IP address.
In /var/log/syslog I see complaints about dhcdbd not running. I'm not sure how to correct that? In /var/log/messages there is also an error message related to dhcdbd saying it failed to autolaunch D-Bus session and on the same line it says X11 initialization failed.
I expect if I could restore my internet connection I could tidy up the rest of the little issues I'm having (broken openoffice.org packages that need fixin').
Any help is appreciated, and please be kind as I'm a noob.


April 27th, 2008, 09:02 AM
Can you provide more information of the specification of your machine and internet connection?


April 27th, 2008, 12:25 PM
It's old.. it's a P3-866, but it had no problem running Gutsy.
What kind of information would help regarding the internet connection? I can tell you it's plugged into a cable modem via a router, but other machines on the router are having no issue so I know it's not that.

April 28th, 2008, 05:42 PM
Just in case someone does a search and comes across this, I fixed the net connection by tinkering with the settings (I think 'roaming' was enabled; as I recall I disabled that and flipped on the DHCP switch and I got reconnected).

I had 18 broken packages all related to OpenOffice, and after trying several times to repair them (Synaptic just closed itself whenever I tried to 'apply changes') I gave up and just removed them. System seems to be fine now.. I guess?

May 20th, 2008, 02:19 AM
I had a somewhat b0rked upgrade from 6.10->7.04->7.10 on my MythTV box. At reboot mysql didn't start, so mythbackend was unhappy. After much (*much*) spelunking of logs and Google(TM) searching, I found this post. Sure enough, my eth0 was in roaming mode. A quick fix in Network Manager and viola! The box is happy again. mysql starts at boot and mythbackend is happy.

Thanks again.