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Re: can't bring up eth0 correctly

On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 08:42:22AM -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> From: "charles yoo" <me@charlesyoo.com>
> > 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.

Inspiron 8100 here running Debian stable. Put this into your
# /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)

# The loopback interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# Ethernet Card (Adresse von Pfau)
# (Netz AET)
#auto eth0
#iface eth0 inet dhcp

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
        address 123.456.789.100
	gateway 123.456.789.1
# WLAN-Karte 
#auto eth1
iface eth1 inet dhcp
      hostname host.on-wlan.comorg

Of course, replace values with your settings.

The NIC is allways configured at boot time, the wlan (pcmcia)-card
only, when put in.

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