Re: can't bring up eth0 correctly
From: "charles yoo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I should have written /etc/network/interfaces.
> In reading a few things on the net, a lot of people suggested to have the
> autho eth0 commented out. This is for a laptop. I'm coming from redhat,
> and once dhcp is set, you can more or less leave it that way.
You're misreading. iirc, the inspiron 8200 has a built-in (PCI) network
interface. The advice about commenting out 'auto' in /etc/network/interfaces is
for pcmcia/cardbus interfaces, where eth0 will be 'ifup'ed by pcmcia or hotplug.
You can use auto for a PCI interface.