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Re: [newbie] [pcmcia] Getting my PC card running w/DHCP (AFTER installation)

Make sure the interface is there:

ifconfig eth0

Should show it existing.  If not, then that's the next problem.

Once it's there, make sure you have one of the dhcp clients installed
(pump, dhcp-client, dhcpcd), and add this to your /etc/network/interfaces:

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

And you should be all set.


On Fri, 30 Mar 2001, Dave Linsalata wrote:
> Hey all,
> 	YES! Debian Linux 2.2rev2 is FINALLY on my laptop AND (drumroll
> please)...the mouse no longer registers as 3 inches to the right of where it
> really is (do you have ANY idea how hard it is to navigate X that way?;)).
> anyways, now I'm onto hurdle 2:
> 	The network.
> Here is the deal: I have a Linksys PCMPC100 card.  My school's network runs
> on DHCP (at least, I believe so - my desktop gets the IP addy automatically
> as well as doesn't use a gateway or a dns server...)  I did not select my
> card or DHCP during setup (not quite sure if there were options and I just
> missed them or what...it was 2 am when I finally got linux on there:)
> Anyways, now I would like to set it up...but I have NO idea what to do now.
> I know my card can work under linux (the readme file on the driver disk
> tells me to edit /etc/pcmcia/network.opts...but network.opts doesn't seem to
> allow for DHCP since it wants me to enter IP and DNS stuff...)  Also, I'm
> not even sure if my card is working...the lights go on, so I assume that is
> a yes, but I can't access anything.  Finally, I did a find / -iname dhcp*
> and didn't find anything...should I need some file (a daemon? or is that
> only if I am running the actual DHCP server?)?
> Thanks a lot for the help...I'm just lost as how to even begin figuring out
> what to do (i.e. how can I set up dhcp if I don't even know if my card is
> working!?:))
> thanks again!
> Dave

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