"Suddenly" eth0 does not activate on startup or reboot. I see a message saying it's unable to connect because another source is already using that IP address. I never had this difficulty until yesterday after some FC6 Pup updates.
Here's the full picture. I am running a multiboot system with FC6, Ubuntu and Win2K. All are set up with a static IP of 192.168.2.2 behind an IPCop box. All have a gateway of 192.168.2.1. Up until yesterday they all worked perfectly when booting into them. Now FC6 refuses to activate. I have checked and rechecked all my settings for eth0 in FC6. They are exactly the same as they are for Ubuntu and Win2K and "activate on boot" is checked.
Here's the kicker. I can manually activate eth0 in my Network settings after I have logged in. No problem what-so-ever. eth0 activates as 192.168.2.2 without any difficulty.
This box is the only box using 192.168.2.1 as a gateway.
I need to retain the static address just as it is.
I cannot remember what updates I installed yesterday? Where do I find the log for them?
Any ideas or suggestions concerning my problem???