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Re: dhcp with pcmcia

On 21 Mar 2001 15:33:57 +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> After upgrading my perfectly working laptop (perfectly working = working
> with DHCP in the institute and working with fixed IP at home) I had very
> big problems.  The lesser problem was that I had to type pump manually
> now in the institute (DHCP).  The big problem was, that my network was
> unavailable at all at home.  After several hours I found out that I have
> to do
>     ifup lo eth0
> manually (and do this explicitely -  ifup -a didn't work either).  If
> I did a /etc/init.d/networking start nothing happened, i.e. ifconfig
> showed no output.  This is really strange and I havn't any explanation
> for this behaviour.  Seems I have to do some research.

I had the same experience with net-tools after the 1.57 package. It
seems that the upgrade did not add the lines that start the interfaces
automatically to /etc/network/interfaces.

So, after some research I added the line 
auto lo eth0
before the normal iface statements. And all worked fine afterwards..


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