Gentoo DHCP

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I just installed Gentoo 2004.1 amd64 and I'm compleatly nooby to this. Installed everything fine, of course with some problems, but I solved them. Now I'm trying to configure my network, which is obviosly doesn't work. I configured the /etc/conf.d/net iface_eth0="dhcp" and restarted the /etc/init.d/net.eth0 start. All I get is:
* Bringing eth0 up...
* Failed to bring eth0 up

My ifconfig is:

Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:616 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:616 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:52052 (50.8 Kb) TX bytes:52052 (50.8 Kb)

Any help or ideas?
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What's the make and model of your network card? Did you build support for it into the kernel, or as a module?
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Apparently not. I got the same answer from gentoo forum. Ok, my card is Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter(LNE100TX v4). So..how do I build it into the kernel and where can I get a modul?
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try to type as root

dhcpcd eth0

this wil give you and IP adress because, because obviously from your ifconfig output you don't get one

also perhaps the dhcp client is not installed.

i think on gentoo it will work with typing emerge dhcp. but try the first thing before
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emerge dhcp doesn't work because it starts downloading it. But I'll definitly try the first thing.
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it starts d/l so that it can be installed after it, he goes nd get the newest pack

but perhaps you can see if it is installed on your system with some getoo command, but idon't know them very well expect emerge
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Forget about it guys. It is smth wrong with Gentoo recognizing my network card Linksys. I recently change it to my old one Netgear, installed the module "natsemi" and it works perfectly.

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