> Ah. What a crappy book. It was my first Debian book, and install,
:-) Can you suggest a better book? it's nice to have a reference.
> Try "dmesg | grep eth". Typically your first NIC on a PC will be
"dmesg" doesn't work. try something else, or is it something i need to
On Sat, 18 Nov 2000, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 18, 2000 at 04:21:54PM -0500, urbanyon wrote:
> > i am using a cdrom that came with the book 'learning debian gnu/linux'
> > (oreilly). various packages that even the book tells i need are not on
> Ah. What a crappy book. It was my first Debian book, and install, too.
> Note: It is _not_ Debian 2.1. It's a modified copy of Slink, with some Potato
> packages thrown in, and the kernel was modified by VA Linux Systems.
> When I tried to enable networking, I got void pointer errors from the
> Kernel and then it panicked. As soon as I got a stock Debian kernel all the
> problems that I was having went away. I'd recommend you replace the kernel on
> the CD ASAP.
> > 1. is there a program that i can use to set up a 'net connection using my
> > NIC?
> Not really, but you don't really need one. If your NIC is recognized, you
> can set yourself up with a static IP via ifconfig and route. If your ISP wants
> you to use dhcp, use dhcpcd or pump.
> > 2. do i need to do anything to check that the NIC is, in fact, installed?
> Try "dmesg | grep eth". Typically your first NIC on a PC will be called
> > 3. i've been using apt-get - what should my sources.list file read?
> This'll do for potato.
> deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian potato main contrib non-free
> You'd need a working connection of course. For the CD, just use
> deb file:/cdrom stable main contrib
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