RE: DHCP and Debian 2.2?
> how well does your laptop work with dhcp ? i tried with multiple dell
> laptops (Xircom 10/100 pcmcia) and had major problems (with debian,
> slackware and mandrake) trying to get an ip on boot..seems we
> could get
> one after the machine was warmed up for 5-10 mins but it never could
> during boot(and yes dhcp was loaded after the pcmcia/ethernet stuff)
> assigning an ip manually at boot worked fine ..
In my case (Dell Inspiron/Xircom Realport Ethernet and Modem card),
inserting 'sleep 3' in /etc/init.d/dhcpcd before it starts the daemon
does the trick. Looks like it takes a moment for the network to come up.