loopback not up by default
I have a laptop with deban etch. When I boot up, the loopback device is not up and runnning,
I need to manually run 'ifconfig lo up'. What could I possibly have wrong?
When I installed, I could not do an ordinary install because I needed the madwifi wireless driver,
which was not on the network install images. I had to download a couple of packages into
the Windows partition, and hand install them in debian until I could compile the driver.
This means I may have omitted some basic package, since I am also new to debian.