Hi all, I'm not quite a newbie. > 10 years ago I was a UNIX administrator, but my foo is very weak and I am dependent on the GNOME gui tools.
I was happily putting the finishing touches on the subject Fedora 11 server, when I screwed something up and for a while its network connection was down. Now it has come back but I don't know why.
The system-config-network 1.5.97 tool is behaving strangely. When I open the Network Device Control view, there are no network interfaces listed. When I open the Network Configuration view, the eth0 device is listed, but I can't activate it, the Activate-Deactivate buttons are grayed out.
Right now, eth0 shows as active, but it activated itself on it's own, I have no control through the GUI. I have it configured with a static IP and I am unable to switch to DHCP.
Vncserver, samba and vsftpd are accessible.
At this point I don't know how to troubleshoot this.
The only other clue I have is that there was a network-related service at the top of the list in system-config-services 0.99.33, but now it's gone. I don't know what it was, I just remember that it had something to do with the network.
Just before the problem started I was messing with packages, I removed a lot of non-Western font packages (Urdu, etc.) and I removed Dial-Up Networking. I don't know how to "refresh" a package, and I don't want to screw it up more by blindly installing stuff.
Thanks for any and all help. This is an important project and I can't proceed until I have some confidence that things are running as they should..